Friday, August 22, 2014

Asa Larsson discusses Female Victims in Crime Fiction

Swedish writer Asa Larsson, author of the the Rebecka Martinsson mysteries, addresses why there are more women victims in crime fiction.  This appeared in the Huffington Post. HERE

"On Dead Women in Crime Fiction"

It has come to my attention that people are grumbling about how Swedish crime writers murder piles of women in their books. As a Swedish author of crime fiction, I instinctively want to raise my hand and call out, "Not me! Not me!" It's a problem that I've always carefully considered. 

Read the rest of the article HERE.

HT: TheRapSheet

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tom Hanks' Typewriter App: Hanx Writer

Here's a fun app for your iPad. There are others like this, but since this has Tom Hanks name attached, it's getting a lot of press. How fun!

Hanx Writer is available in the iTunes App Store. 

Hanx Writer will turn your iPad into an old-fashioned typewriter, offering a fake analog typing experience. The bangs of key presses, hard returns, and chimes that sound when you reach the end of a new line, sit alongside modern conveniences like the ability to correct without white tape or whiteout, and options to print, email or share your documents when complete.

This app is lots of fun!