1. Press Releases

2. Selected Articles by Carmen

Publishers Weekly: Getting to Done

Publishers Weekly: The Gift of Time

Jane Friedman:What Writers Have to Learn from the 10X Rule

DV Berkom: 5 Reasons Why a Badass Female Character Should be Your New BFF

Criminal Element: The Women of Narco Noir, with Jeanine Kitchel

Criminal Element: The Ascent of Narco Noir, with Jeanine Kitchel

Anne R. Allen’s Blog: What’s your Author Strategy?

The Rap Sheet: The Book You Have to Read: Beverly Gray in the Orient

KillerNashville.com: 7 Tips for Negotiating Your Mystery Movie Deal

Bookmarketingtools.com: The Prequel as Bait: How to Hook More Readers

Bookmarketingtools.com: Audience Segmentation: 3 Easy Steps to Doubling Your Book’s Discoverability

Bookmarketingtools.com: 3 Hot Tips for Finding Your Audience on Goodreads

Bookmarketingtools.com: Build Your Author Platform with the Easy Hub and Spoke System

JaneFriedman.com: 5 Mistakes You’ll Make on the Way to Publishing Success

Omnimystery.com: The 3 Sentence Mystery Setting Challenge

Mamiverse.com: I Love You Mucho: How Bilingual Humor Makes Us Smarter

Writing Forward: The 5-Minute Guide to Spicing Up Your Prose With Foreign-Language Words

Roger and Suzanne Mysteries: 5 Reasons Every Mystery Writer Needs a Dog

Murderlab: The Correlation Between Crime Rates and Creativity

Omnimystery.com:  Fact, Fiction, and Mystery in Mexico

Latinas4LatinoLit: 10 Essential Nonfiction reads

Latinas4LatinoLit: 3 Online Sources for Short Stories

Latinas4LatinoLit: How to Build a Latino Library on Pinterest that Rocks!

Latinas4LatinoLit: Support Latino Authors! How to Write a Book Review That Matters

Latinas4LationLit: How to Use Amazon’s Categories to Find Hidden Latino Gems

Latinas4LationoLit: How to Host a Latino-themed Book Party

4.  Media Resources

Short bio

Carmen Amato is the author of the Detective Emilia Cruz police series set in Acapulco, the Galliano Club historical thrillers, and two standalone novels of suspense. A 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, her personal experiences are occasionally disguised as fiction.

With complex plots, fast action, and an exotic location, the Detective Emilia Cruz series includes CLIFF DIVER, HAT DANCE, DIABLO NIGHTS, KING PESO, PACIFIC REAPER, RUSSIAN MOJITO, NARCO NOIR and numerous short reads. The series is a 2-time recipient of the Outstanding Series Award from CrimeMasters of America and a Silver Falchion from Killer Nashville. It has been optioned for television.

A recipient of both the National Intelligence Award and the Career Intelligence Medal, Carmen has been a judge for the BookLife Prize and Killer Nashville’s Claymore Award. Her work has appeared in Criminal Element, Huffpost, Publishers Weekly, and other national-level publications.

 

Complete book list

DETECTIVE EMILIA CRUZ SERIES

  • CLIFF DIVER: Detective Emilia Cruz Book 1
  • HAT DANCE: Detective Emilia Cruz Book 2
  • DIABLO NIGHTS: Detective Emilia Cruz Book 3
  • KING PESO: Detective Emilia Cruz Book 4
  • PACIFIC REAPER: Detective Emilia Cruz Book 5
  • 43 MISSING: Detective Emilia Cruz Book 6
  • RUSSIAN MOJITO: Detective Emilia Cruz Book 7
  • NARCO NOIR: Detective Emilia Cruz Book 8
  • MADE IN ACAPULCO: The Emilia Cruz Stories
  • THE ARTIST/EL ARTISTA: A Bilingual Short Story for Language Learning
  • FELIZ NAVIDAD FROM ACAPULCO: A Detective Emilia Cruz Novella
  • THE LISTMAKER OF ACAPULCO: A Detective Emilia Cruz Novella

 

GALLIANO CLUB SERIES

  • ROAD TO THE GALLIANO CLUB: Prequel
  • MURDER AT THE GALLIANO CLUB: Book 1
  • BLACKMAIL AT THE GALLIANO CLUB: Book 2
  • REVENGE AT THE GALLIANO CLUB: Book 3

 

THRILLERS

  • AWAKENING MACBETH
  • THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY

 

NONFICTION

  • THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST OF MEXICO (editor)
  • THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST OF MEXICAN HOLIDAYS (editor)

 

Carmen Amato at Spring Hill

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