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Subconscious naming of characters

By Matthew Dicks | August 19, 2009

Have I told the story of Martin’s name before? Martin is the protagonist in Something Missing, and my choice of his name has an interesting story behind it. As I was writing the book, I…

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Real-life burglars

By Matthew Dicks | August 18, 2009

I read this article on burglary and immediately thought of Martin. In terms of the thirteen secrets that these professional burglars share, Martin follows four of them. #3, 5, 9 and 10. A bunch of…

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Instant communication

By Matthew Dicks | August 18, 2009

USA Today did a piece on authors using Twitter to communicate with their readers, something I have been doing for quite some time, and while the 140-character limit can be frustrating for someone who normally…

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Come chat with me

By Matthew Dicks | August 17, 2009

I started a two week chat on Library Thing for anyone interested in participating.

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A fine day

By Matthew Dicks | August 16, 2009

After a long day of fun and sun at Mystic Seaport on the Connecticut shoreline, including a stop in Bank Square Books, an independent book store where I was unable to purchase a copy of…

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Interview at RJ Julia

By Matthew Dicks | August 16, 2009

In case you were busy on Thursday night and couldn’t attend, I filmed a short video interview with Karen, an RJ Julia, blogger, and Twitter (@karencorvello) extraordinaire before my appearance at RJ Julia.

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Capping off a perfect day

By Matthew Dicks | August 15, 2009

In addition to the review in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, a handful of other reviews of Something Missing were published yesterday in a variety of locations, including: A review by Lindsey Losnedahl,…

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New York Times Sunday Book Review!

By Matthew Dicks | August 14, 2009

No need to wait until Sunday! The New York Times Sunday Book Review was published online this afternoon, and (I still cannot believe it) my book, Something Missing, was included! My book. My name. In…

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RJ Julia appearance

By Matthew Dicks | August 14, 2009

Last night’s appearance at RJ Julia Booksellers was delightful. A warm and engaging audience, exciting questions, gracious and charming hosts, and an opportunity to speak about my book and the writing process in general, which…

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In good company

By Matthew Dicks | August 13, 2009

The Hartford Courant published a blurb about my appearance tonight at RJ Julia entitled “Mathew Dicks and Dr. Ruth.”  Surprisingly, I received considerably more attention than the famed sex therapist in the short piece. I…

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