Thursday, July 24, 2014

Family Matters (Murder New York Style)


This is  to announce that Family Matters (Murder New York Style), which I had the pleasure and honor of editing, is now available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & NobleYou'll find some details below.


 
Come meet the relatives in the Murder New York Style anthology, Family Matters. These twenty short stories by members of the New York / Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime are as diverse in theme and mood as the city itself. What the families have in common is this: their lives have been changed forever by crime. Motives? The usual: jealousy and greed, rage and revenge, self-protection and politics, secrets and lies. No Metrocard or E-ZPass required to tour these neighborhoods.
                             
                                                                  Glenmere Press

Friday, July 18, 2014

Close-Ups or Longshots?


After a recent visit to The Clark in Williamstown, MA, it occurred to me that Impressionism might offer a solution to the problems involved in writing the Big Scene. You're invited to join the conversation at Women of Mystery today.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Picking up the Pieces

Blank screens and first drafts are not among life's pleasures, at least not for this writer. You can join the conversation at Women of Mystery today.

Friday, May 23, 2014

WEEKEND DEAL FOR DAMNED IF YOU DON'T



                                       
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Sample chapters available at Glenmere Press
Critics say:

"It's hard to believe this is the author's debut novel. She gets everything right; intriguing plot, memorable characters, atmospheric setting. I do hope there will be more Hannah Fox mysteries. But if that is not to be, at least let there be more mysteries by Anita Page, please."
 –Cherie Jung, Over My Dead Body

"The cast of fully realized characters in Damned if You Don’t runs the gamut of good and bad, just like you’d meet anywhere. Determining which is which is what puzzles Hannah. Politics in the small town, complete with nepotism and inter-relations rings true. The mystery is a good one, well plotted and paced, with surprising twists. Page is a writer to watch." –Carol Crigger, Buried Under Books

"Author Anita Page's debut novel is a winner, start to finish. Page's characters come alive with the everyday concerns, fears, and challenges of real people, the sort of challenges that most of us deal with on a regular basis. The situations and scenes that Page draws are believable and down-to-earth, sometimes gut-wrenchingly familiar.” –Don Metzler, Gumshoe Review









Monday, May 5, 2014

Food, Glorious Food

In a recent Op Ed piece in The New York Times, food writer Mark Bittman, whose book How to Cook Everything is our family food bible, talks about comfort food and how it relates to memories of family and childhood.Reading Bittman's piece, I began thinking about the role that food, with its potential for sensuality, can play in fiction. Unlike sex scenes, which can be silly or boring if you go too far, no restraint is required when writing about food—drown the pancakes in syrup, stick your finger in the whipped cream and lick it off, slurp the Turkish red lentil soup with rosemary. Hungry yet?

You're welcome to join the conversation about food and fiction at Women of Mystery today.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Interview at Over My Dead Body

 
Cherie Jung, editor of Over My Dead Body, kindly asked to interview me after reviewing Damned If You Don't. It's always fun to do an interview when the questions are as interesting as Cherie's. There's  a lot of good reading at OMDB--fiction, interviews, news and reviews--so you might like to take a look around.

Friday, April 11, 2014

I LEARNED IT AT THE MOVIES: NEBRASKA

nebraskaNebraska's not a perfect film. It’s got a slightly flabby middle and also treats some minor characters in a way that I found condescending. However, I forgave the flaws for three reasons: Bruce Dern and June Squibb are brilliant, the question posed by the script is compelling; the mid-Western setting, integral to the story and shown in digital black and white, is stark and bleak and gorgeous all at the same time.

You can read more and join the conversation at Women of Mystery today.