Sunday, November 1, 2009

Murder By 4: Time To Vote


Know what's magical about that number? That's how many visitors Murder By 4 has received as of 8 AM this morning since its launch on February 18, 2008. Last spring, Murder By 4 was honored by being selected as one of Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. You made it happen in 2009, please make it happen again by sending your nomination to Writer's Digest for Murder By 4. We'd love to add another seal to the blog for “Writer's Digest 2010 101 Best Websites for Writers.”

Send an email to: with your comments and nomination and be sure to put “101 Websites” in the subject line. Deadline: January 1, 2010.

This year, I and my fellow "murderers" Kim Smith, Aaron Lazar, and S. W. Vaugh have shared our weekly ups and downs, glimmers of insight, and a few "how to's." But it's not all about us. Twice a week, we've also featured aspiring writers, debut as well as those with multiple published novels and numerous award winning authors.

They've inspired us with tales of their writing journeys, made us laugh, taught us a thing or two, and helped us understand that we've all stood on that same starting point. The following are the authors we've featured thus far in 2009 and the dates their articles or interviews appeared on Murder By 4:

Anderson, Kent, 10/23/09
Avery, Bob, 9/25/09
Baker, Deb, 10/30/09
Barclay, Linwood, 8/21/09
Bartell, Karen, 4/20/09
Battles, Brett, 8/14/09
Bertram, Pat, 1/16/09, 2/6/09
Black, Lisa, 9/11/09
Boyle, Gerry, 7/15/09, 8/18/09 & 9/4/09
Bright, Joe, 5/25/09
Brown, Lani Massey, 10/19/09
Bruns, Don, 3/13/09
Campbell, Chester, 4/27/09
Dickey, Sylvia, 8/3/09
Dorman, Nerine, 3/30/09
Glenn, Teel John, 3/20/09
Groundwater, Beth, 5/15/09
Hauptman, John, 7/20/09
Howard Johnson, Carolyn, 1/23/09 & 2/23/09
Johnson, Earnie, 2/9/09
Kavanaugh, Mary Patrick, 10/26/09
Knoere, John, 3/27/09
Kozek, Bonnie, 4/6/09
Krapf, Paula, 6/26/09
Levenson, Barb, 2/20/09
Liss, David, 7/13/09
Malliet, G. M., 10/2/09
McCann, Shirley, 7/24/09
McKye, Sylvia, 2/16/09, 3/16/09
Meredith, Marilyn, 3/6/09 & 10/9/09
Moore, Ladd, 6/12/09
Morgenstein, Gary, 10/5/09
Nachbar, Stuart, 7/17/09
Pentermann, Meira, 3/23/09
Reyes-Cole, Greyson, 5/11/09
Roy, Alyson, 8/7/09
Skochinkski, Pam, 5/4/09
Sprinkle, Patricia, 2/27/09
Star, April, 6/15/09
Sterne,Noelle, 10/16/09
Stewart, A. F. 2/13/09
Stone, Eric, 6/19/09
Tiranth, Antonia, 5/18/09
Webb, JD, 9/7/09
Whitfield, Susan, 3/9/09
York, Rebecca, 10/12/09

Yes, we've had an amazing year here at Murder By 4 and we're very excited about the guest writers lined up for November and December (and a few who are already scheduled into 2010).

If you've been featured, are a loyal reader, and/or are one of several who refer writers to Murder By 4, thank you! If you have a release date for your next novel or have an article you'd like to share, contact us. We'd love to add you to the schedule.

Many thanks to all who have pulled up a chair and paid us a visit.

About the author:

Marta Stephens writes crime mystery/suspense. Her books are available online at familiar shops such as all the Amazons, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-a-Million, and Powells. Other locations include, but are not limited to those listed on her website.

Bronze Medal Finalist, 2009 IPPY Awards
Top Ten, 2008 Preditors and Editors Reader Poll (mystery)

SILENCED CRY (2007) Honorable Mention, 2008 New York Book Festival
Top Ten, 2007 Preditors and Editors Reader Poll (mystery)


Joylene Nowell Butler said...

You've accomplished a great thing, and I'm continually inspired by you all. I remember my very first online guest blog on your site back in August 2008, and how nervous I was. But everybody made me feel so welcomed. It was a huge boost of confidence, & I'll be forever grateful. Thanks!

Marta Stephens said...

Thanks, Joylene!! I always enjoy seeing your comments pop up. :)

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Excellent stats, based on strong content!