Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Final Fun Post for Mystery Thriller Week :-)

Mystery Thriller Week, a/k/a MTW, has been a blast! I met new people, discovered new blogs, and found inspiration to read more, write more, and keep those creative juices flowing. 

For my final contribution to this great event, I had a really fun interview with Nthato at "A-Scribe to Describe", a blog with book reviews, recommendations, and writing tips. Check it out here: 


https://ascribetodescribe.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/mystery-thriller-week-author-interview-with-barbara-venkataraman/


Monday, February 20, 2017

Enter to Win a Box Set of The Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Collection!:-)

One of the best things about Mystery Thriller Week is the chance to win free books! I am happy to say that Jamie Quinn is a participant in the fun. For your chance to win, go to the wonderful blog "Murder, Mayhem & More" and follow the instructions. While you're there, check out all of their great reviews of books and films. This blog is a must for thriller and mystery fans!


https://murdermayhemandmore.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/giveaway-mystery-thriller-boxsets-up-for-grabs/



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Writing and Narrating Humor--How to Leave Them Laughing :-)

Here's another guest post for Mystery Thriller Week at the wonderful--dare I say miraculous--blog: "The Miracle of Books". (Thanks, Sophia!) 

This post is an interview in which my audiobook narrator, Carrie Lee Martz, and I talk about how to write and narrate humor. 

Funny story, Carrie narrated seven of my books before we ever met. Since she lives in Pittsburgh and I live in Fort Lauderdale, we never thought we would get the chance but we promised each other that one day we would get together and have a glass of wine. A couple of months ago, it finally happened! I am delighted to say that Carrie is just as fun in person as she was on the phone. In fact, we were so busy toasting each other, we might've had more than one glass of wine...

http://themiracleofbooks.blogspot.com/



Let's Get Cozy! :-)

Mystery Thriller Week continues and I have a new guest post on the wonderful blog. "Writing Pearls". Check out my post "Let's Get Cozy" right here: http://writingpearls.com/

Thanks, Jessica! :-)



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Is Today My Birthday? :-)

Wow! Check out this amazing review/spotlight/interview and giveaway 
of me and my Jamie Quinn Collection in the wonderful Kings River Life Magazine. Today really must be my birthday! Thanks, Kathleen. xoxo

http://kingsriverlife.com/02/18/jamie-quinn-mystery-collection-by-barbara-venkataraman/


Thursday, February 16, 2017

A New Guest Post as Mystery Thriller Week continues. :-)

Mystery Thriller Week continues and I'm excited to have my guest post featured on the wonderful blog, "Novel Gossip". Many thanks, Amy, for the hospitality! Check it out here:

https://novelgossip.com/2017/02/16/guest-post-author-barbara-venkataraman/

Barbara Venkataraman, Jamie Quinn mysteries, Novel Gossip, Mystery Thriller Week, cozy mysteries, 


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Q & A in the U.K.! And a Giveaway for Mystery Thriller Week :-)

Check out the Q & A with yours truly on Jo's Book Blog and enter the giveaway for the "Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3". If you're feeling literary, check out Jo's progress in the "Man Booker Prize Challenge". Go, Jo!

https://josbookblog.co.uk/