1. Press Releases
Andrew Hallam recently profiled Carmen Amato's author journey in an article about book publishing...
10 November 2020 Political thriller THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY has been longlisted for the...
15 October 2020 AWAKENING MACBETH, a romantic thriller with a paranormal twist by Carmen Amato,...
27 September 2020 The Italian translation of MADE IN ACAPULCO was released this week by Italian...
2. Selected Articles by Carmen
Publishers Weekly How to Get the Feedback You Need
Publishers Weekly: Getting to Done
Publishers Weekly: The Gift of Time
Jane Friedman:What Writers Have to Learn from the 10X Rule
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
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
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
3. Media appearances
From CIA to Writing Thrillers: Carmen Amato on socialmediajustforwriters by Frances Caballo
Writing Unstoppable Female Characters During a Crisis on Books by Women
Authors Who Write Tantalizing Mysteries video profile on Ezvid Wiki
NPR Guest DJ on Alt.Latino: Latino Noir: Private Eyes and Really Bad Vatos
Viviana Hurtado Interview with Author Carmen Amato, August 2013
Clive Eaton, author of The Pyramid Legacy, Interviews Carmen Amato
4. Media Resources
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
- AWAKENING MACBETH
- THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY
- THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST OF MEXICO (editor)
- THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST OF MEXICAN HOLIDAYS (editor)