Warships, megaliths, and why publishers should pay for authors' drinks
|HMS Warrior, Portsmouth. |
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The crossing took me to Carnac in Brittany, which has the world's greatest concentration of Neolithic monuments. I began my explorations this afternoon and will continue them over the next few days, giving Detectives Beyond Borders readers the lowdown on my favorite megaliths.
But first a bit more about Crimefest 2013. Everyone who writes about crime fiction festivals will tell you that the socializing is at least as important as whatever business gets done there. But the two need not be mutually exclusive.
Adam Creed and his charming wife. Both are well-travelled, good conversationalists, with diverse and stimulating interests. I had not heard of this author before, but I'm discussing him now and I may look into his books.
He probably thought he was passing a pleasant evening at the hotel bar, but he was really getting his name out before whatever forum Detectives Beyond Borders can provide. And that's why publishers should pay for their authors' drinks, and governments should make the expense tax-deductible. It makes good business sense, and it's the right thing to do.
© Peter Rozovsky 2013