Adam Connell
award-winning author, java junkie

What's been said about, and by, Adam recently?

May 20, 2016:

St. Martin's Press, that shrewd and venerable institution, has put me under contract to write a series of blog posts about crime fiction. (Yes, I'm an SF writer, but I consume a lot of mystery and crime novels in my spare time.) The name of their blog is Criminal Element. My first post was published the other day. It's about Richard Stark/Parker.

For those already in the know, you might still find some surprises in there. And if you aren't familiar with Richard Stark or Parker, or even Donald E. Westlake, it's about damn time you were.

To read the piece, click here.

May 15, 2016:

Recently I've decided that my books have been available free for long enough. Thousands of people downloaded copies, which makes me glad. But a guy's gotta eat, right? So today, all my eBooks have been priced at $1.99. Certainly not a purse-buster.

For those of you willing to shell out the two dollars for a good read, I thank you in advance. Also, the books are back up on Amazon, for all you Kindle cultists.

July 30, 2015:

I recently came across an interview I did in 2012. It's about traditional publishing versus self-publishing, and I've had experience with both. The interview may be a few years old but it's still entirely relevant. As a bonus, it was moderated by the influential genre criticproudly bald, proudly beardedPaul Goat Allen. (I'm also glad to call him my friend.)

To read the interview, posted to the BlueInk Review website, click here.

I also make a brief appearance, along with a bunch of other authors, in another BlueInk Review post. To see it, click here.

August 8, 2014:

A lot of people have been asking me, relentlessly, what I've been up to. And why haven't I published a new novel in so long?

The answer is that I'm still in the research phase for this new book. It would be a mistake to start too soon; I have to wait until things come to a boil before I put pen to paper. (Yes, strange as it sounds, I do write my first drafts by hand, on paper, like the old relic that I am.)

The good news is that things are at a simmer now, and I shall begin soon. Expect a new book around this time next year.

July 5, 2014:

Why my eBooks are no longer on Amazon/Kindle.

As a treat to my fans and admirers, I wanted to make my eBooks available, for free, for a little while. Kindle does not allow this (books on the Kindle must be, at minimum, 99 cents) so I decided to take them down.

I've gone through Smashwords instead, where they encourage writers to offer their works free. Unfortunately, it's a slower process than Kindle, and might take a few weeks. By then, The High Hunt, Total Secession, and Lay Saints can be found, gratis, on Apple's iBookstore, Barnes & Noble's Nook, Blio, Scribd., Smashwords, Inktera, Oyster, Flipkart, and Kobo.

Happy reading! Enjoy your summer! Take me (virtually) to the beach with you!

June 28, 2014:

Well, no joy from Forewords' BOTYA this year. That's all right. I certainly wish the winners much success and acclaim.

March 14, 2014:

The High Hunt
has just been nominated as a finalist in Foreword Reviews' 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards (also known as IndieFab). In not one, but two categories: Science Fiction and Thriller & Suspense. Nice!

You can see the press release by clicking here.

Winners will be announced at the ALA Conference on June 27th, 2014. (Fingers crossed.)

December 16, 2013:

Today Kirkus Reviews selected The High Hunt as a Best Indie Book of 2013. In two categories, no less: Overall, and SF/F. Less than a hundred novels were chosen as Best Books, and only 10 in the SF/F field.

Here are the links to Kirkus, in case you're curious:
For the Overall list, please click here.
For the SF/F list, please click here.

June 28, 2013:

Today, during an event at the ALA in Chicago, my novel Total Secession was given the Bronze Medal at Foreword Reviews' Book of the Year Awards. Nice!

To see the complete list of winners, click here.

March 11, 2013:

Total Secession is a finalist in Foreword Reviews' 2012 Book of the Year Awards. To see the entire list of nominees, please click here.

Winners to be announced on June 28, 2013, at the American Library Association's (ALA) annual conference in Chicago.

September 9, 2010:

Double Identity. Title of a Tor blog by Jo Walton where Counterfeit Kings is mentioned. To go to the blog, click here.

August, 2004:

For an old, old interview with me and Writers Write, just click here.

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