Bill Petrocelli

Interviews

An Interview with Andy Ross

Andy Ross and I have been friends, dating back to the days when he owned Cody’s Books in Berkeley and…

Keeping Reality Out of the Way

I like a blog called Bestsellersworld.com. Maybe the idea behind the name will rub off on book sales. They wanted…

Q & A with Chatterific

I enjoyed some thoughtful Q & A with Freelance writer, editor, TV/film critic, Gerald So, host of the website Chatterific….

Solved: The Mystery of the Mystery Seller who became a Mystery Writer

Mystery Fanfare wanted to know how a bookseller decides to become a book writer. With this group, I know I…

The Curse of the Cross-Genre

The first question any publisher asks is, “What type of book is it?” The answer they usually want to hear…

This is a Story with a Book

The setting for this excerpt is 2047 – a few decades from now. But it’s really set further off in…

Want to Write a Book? Go Where They Sell Them

If you want to buy a book, you go to the place where they sell them. There’s no surprise there….

How Bad Can the Bad Guy Be?

Spinetingler Magazine is a one-stop cornucopia for mystery lovers with links, reviews, and even a few short pieces of mystery…

Fact-Checking the Future

This blog was originally posted in SF Signal, which is the 2012-2013 “Hugo Award Winner for Best Fanzine.” Wow! That…

Telling the Story Backwards

The blog-masters refer to it as a labor of love, despite the fact that the mast-head of In Reference to…

Characters Who Invite Themselves into the Story

If you look through Elizabeth White’s website, You’d conclude that she single-handedly spends more time in the crime-fighting business than…

Front Story, Back Story – Where do you find the Story?

The women who run Fresh Fiction seem to be everywhere at once. When they’re not carpooling the kids, they’re doing…

Writing: The Best Group Sport You’ll Ever Do By Yourself

I love the people at RT Book Reviews . Here’s what they said about the prospect of me doing a…

The Omnimystery News Interview

Here’s the newly-pubished interview with the Omnimystery News It raises wide-ranging questions about the process of writing the book. But…

The Ingram Interview

An Interview with Bill Petrocelli about The Circle of Thirteen Ingram Advance Magazine  This interview with Bill Petrocelli about his…

The Shelf Awareness Interview

Bookseller Bill Petrocelli Now a Novelist, Too Congratulations to Bill Petrocelli, longtime co-owner, with his wife, Elaine, of Book Passage,…