Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mystery Authors on Twitter

Now I am a big fan of the movie blog /Film. They are very fast and very informative with all sorts of movie news. They have a reoccurring story on their blog where they attempt to have a definitive list of all the celebrities that are on Twitter. Now for all of you who don’t know yet, Twitter is like a blog but you only have 140 characters to write something. It can be quite entertaining when you have someone like Jason Reitman giving updates on post-production of his new movie or comedian Michael Ian Black giving brief jokes.

Yet you know who Twitter really seems made for? No not boring teenagers who think updates like “I’m b0red!!!4!” are insightful. Writers! And who are the best kind of writers? Mystery writers! So here I am to try and do what /Film did, but with mystery writers. Now obviously I am missing people; I tried my darndest to get everyone so if you have more links for me, just put them in the comment field and I’ll update this whenever I have new names.

Mystery Authors

Jeff Abbott

Megan Abbott

Susan Wittig Albert

Tasha Alexander

Donna Andrews

Elspeth Antonelli

Suzanne Arruda

Sandi Ault

Deb Baker

Lorna Barrett

Lorraine Bartlett

Laura Benedict

Maggie Bishop

Nash Black

Stephen Booth

Rhys Bowen

Kylie Brant

Carl Brookins

Don Bruns

Julia Buckley

Alafair Burke

Jan Burke

Laura Caldwell

Bill Cameron

Chester Campbell

Sean Chercover

Lee Child

Douglas Clegg

Harlan Coben

Jeff Cohen

Meredith Cole

Kate Collins

Bill Crider

Marlis Day

Jeffery Deaver

Kyra Davis

Robert Dugoni

Carola Dunn

Barry Eisler

Christa Faust

Margaret Fenton

Jasper Fforde

Joseph Finder

John Gilstrap

Lee Goldberg

Chris Grabenstein

Andrew Gross

Allan Guthrie

Timothy Hallinan

Erin Hart

Libby Fischer Hellmann

David Hewson

Steve Hockensmith

Julie Hyzy

Sue Ann Jaffarian

Peter James

J.A. Konrath

Harley Jane Kozak

Vicki Lane

Victoria Laurie

Joyce Lavene

Debra Lee

Austin Lugar

C.J. Lyons

Debbi Mack

G.M. Malliet

Craig McDonald

F.M. Meredith

Stuart Neville

Alan Orloff

Sara Paretsky

Ann Parker

Ridley Pearson

Jason Pinter

Neil Plakcy

Ian Rankin

Christopher Ransom

Deanna Raybourn

Kathy Reichs

J.D. Rhoades

Emilie Richards

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Marcus Sakey

Tom Schreck

Lisa Scottoline

Carole Shmurak

Joanna Campbell Slan

Alexandra Sokoloff

Beth Solheim

Kelli Stanley

Jason Starr

Patricia Stoltey

Leann Sweeney

Duane Swierczynski

Terri Thayer

Lisa Unger

Stephen White

Simon Wood


More Awesome Mystery People

Busted Flush Press

Criminal Minds

David J. Montgomery

In Cold Blog

Jon Jordan

Minotaur Books

Murder By the Book

Mystery Dawg

Mystery Bookstore

The Mystery Company

Poisoned Pen

Sarah Weinman

Soho Press

I know what some of you may be thinking. Am I really an author? Since BoucherCon is being silly and calling me one, I’ll stick with it. Now remember, whenever you find another mystery author on Twitter or you find a link that doesn’t work leave me a comment or shoot me an email.

32 comments:

  1. This is great, Austin! Now I can nab all the people I want to follow in one place! ;-)

    Julie (very, very new to Twitter and just learning the ropes)

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  2. I have been known to natter on a bit via Twitter.

    http://twitter.com/bcmystery/

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  3. Here are a few more that I follow:

    http://twitter.com/robertdugoni
    http://twitter.com/cjlyonswriter
    http://twitter.com/kelli_stanley
    http://twitter.com/7CriminalMinds
    http://twitter.com/WriterWhite
    http://twitter.com/HECTORLASSITER
    http://twitter.com/MeredithCole
    http://twitter.com/LeeChildAuthor
    http://twitter.com/lisaunger

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  4. Hey, thanks for doing this. You've saved me, and many others, I'm sure, hours of trolling around.

    I'm at http://twitter.com/alanorloff

    (although I'm still a newbie Twitterer)

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  5. http://twitter.com/JeffCohenwriter

    Even though you didn't like my latest...

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  6. I'm on Twitter at JuliaBucks

    Julia Buckley

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  7. I'm a newbie Twitter-er, as well.

    Kylie Brant
    http://twitter.com/kyliebrant

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  8. Thanks for putting this together. Just learning the ropes of Twitter.
    Nash Black
    http://twitter.com/Pennhand

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  9. Austin,

    Please add my name to the author list. I'm a debut author. My first book in the Sadie Witt mystery series, At Witt's End, will be released in early 2010. I'm on twitter. http://twitter.com/bethsolheim. Thank you.

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  10. I'd appreciate it if you added me as a mystery author. Here's my twitter url http://twitter.com/debralee1

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  11. Hi Austin,

    I'd also appreciate being added to your author list. I've had one novel (IDENTITY CRISIS) and two short stories published, with another short story to be released in March 2010.

    My Twitter URL is http://twitter.com/debbimack

    Thanks!

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  12. All updated. Thanks everyone; keep them coming.

    Jeff, I’m sorry! Yet remember how much I love the others? http://lugarslists.blogspot.com/2009/02/top-five-mysteries-for-film-buffs.html

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  13. I'm on there too, have two series: the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series and the Rocky Bluff P.D. Crime series.

    http://twitter.com/marilynmeredith

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  14. I'm on twitter as sweeneycatwrite, as archieandaggie and as quiltauthor. Have to cover all the book bases!

    @sweeneycatwrite

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  15. I'm a happy twit as well. @PStoltey

    Patricia Stoltey
    http://patriciastoltey.blogspot.com

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  16. Please add http://twitter.com/maggiebishop
    Thanks!

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  17. I'd also appreciate being on the author list: G.M. Malliet
    tweeting as http://twitter.com/gmmalliet

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  18. Please include me!
    Marlis Day
    http://twitter.com/marlisday

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  19. Tweet, tweet! Please add me, too. And thanks for assembling this.

    http://twitter.com/NeilPlakcy

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  20. Please include me!

    http://twitter.com/elspethwrites

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  21. Include me too!

    http://twitter.com/shmurak

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  22. Oooh, ooh, me too! Please! Thanks!

    http://twitter.com/MargaretFenton

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  23. And I'm there, also, at

    http://twitter.com/ChesterCampbell

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  24. I'm on Twitter as @LornaBarrett (The Booktown Mysteries) and @LorraineBartlet (The Jeff Resnick Mysteries).

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  25. Hi Austin -- interesting project. I'm on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Erin_Hart

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  26. As we all know, twitter is a social network very informative, is focusing most of all to information of mutual interest, leaving aside the orientation that has a site like Facebook or Hi5, twitter is a very useful to many professionals.

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  27. I want to know who created Twitter, nobody knows who is the creator of this social Network.

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  28. Hey,

    Very nice blog site.... You really have a awesome blog. Its great to see that u are sharing a lot of information with people like us. Keep it up.

    Regards
    Alexa

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  29. Hi Austin,

    What a great list! I'm a publicist for TouchWood Editions and we publish mystery books too - what a great way for us to network with other mystery publishers and authors! Keep up the good work!

    Sheena Sproule
    @TouchWoodEd
    www.touchwoodeditions.com

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  30. Hi, I'm mystery author Debra Purdy Kong--not well known yet--my first Casey Holland transit security mystery was released by TouchWood Editions in March 2011. Here's a link to TouchWood's page http://bit.ly/i983XE. I'm also on twitter @debrapurdykong and contribute to a group blog http://writetype.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  31. Debra sent me!
    I'm Melodie Campbell, General Manager of Crime Writers of Canada, and a mystery/suspense writer myself.

    here's my twitter address:
    http://twitter.com/#1/MelodieCampbell

    and website:
    www.melodiecampbell.com

    I'll spread the word to our members. Melodie

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