The Internet is filled with forums, journals, blogs and spaces, some
of which intersect the world of crime fiction, some that live fully
within it. What's missing is a hub, a central meeting place, a bar of
sorts, a place for us to share our passion for crime fiction. Until
now, the internet has had no substitute for the bar at Bouchercon or
Harrogate or Thrillerfest. I'm hoping I can turn Crimespace into that
You’ve all heard of Myspace, but you may not have heard of Ning.
Ning is the new daddy, the mothership of Myspace. It allows you to create
mini-spaces within it, much like whole Myspaces themselves, with whatever
theme or group of people you can think of.
And that’s what Crimespace is: Myspace for lovers of crime
Readers of Spinetingler may already be familiar with some of the members,
who include authors like Val McDermid, Stuart MacBride, Ken Bruen, Anthony
Neil Smith, John Rickards, Cornelia Read, Harry Hunsicker, J. D. Rhoades,
Ray Banks, Sandra Ruttan, Anne Frasier, Sandra Scoppettone, Duane Swierczynski,
Sean Chercover, and the list goes on, growing every day.
The hope is to fill Crimespace with established authors and up-and-comers,
occasional readers and committed fans of the genre, the idea being to
connect us all. To share a drink at a virtual bar, to schmooze, booze
and draw up plans for the heist to end all heists. To find new authors
to delve into, discuss the latest in crime fiction, share photos, videos
and make some friends.
Crimespace: A place for crime fiction readers, writers and lovers.
Pull up a chair at the bar and share your poison.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sydney crime fiction writer Daniel Hatadi has been a musician, a
petrol station attendant, and a software engineer in the poker machine
industry. His writing has appeared in Crimespree Magazine, Shots
Thrilling Detective and Thuglit. He also maintains the crime fiction
social networking site, Crimespace.
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