E.A. Aymar

E.A. Aymar

The first book in E.A. Aymar’s “Dead” trilogy, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, was published in the fall of 2013 by Black Opal Books. His essays have appeared in a number of top thriller publications, and his short fiction has been featured in several literary journals. He studied creative writing in college, holds an M.A. in literature, and is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime (though he’s a mister). He lives with his wife and son just outside of Washington, DC. To learn more about E.A. Aymar or his work, please visit his website or follow him on Twitter. You can even like him on Facebook. After all, he likes you.


98 entries by E.A. Aymar

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Women Writing Women in Crime Fiction

A “Decisions & Revisions” special edition.

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A Conversation with C.J. Prince

Meet the winner of the inaugural Sisters in Crime Pride Award!

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Being There?

The complicated return to in-person events.

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A Conversation with Alex Segura

The author shares the story behind Secret Identity.

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Self-Care and Self-Correction

It took some time to figure out what I really needed.

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A Writer’s Bucket List

I want more than the honor of just being nominated…

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The Liars Club

Bigotry and the American novel

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A Matter of Pride

A new award supports LGBTQIA+ crime writers.

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Let’s Write About Sex, Baby

(But not between you and me…)

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Haughty Enough for Ya?

When it comes to publishing, traditionalists are the real snobs.

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Holiday Crime Fiction

Add these new or forthcoming titles to your gift list!

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The Scream

Writers, your silence speaks volumes.

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The New Guard

Why giving up the fight isn’t an option.

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An Interview with S.A. Cosby

The novelist talks rural noir, B-movies from the 1970s, and the superiority of DC Comics.

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The Demise

It’s time for the crime-fiction community to move beyond its past.

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Community Spread

Sticking together while staying apart.

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Cut to the Chase!

It’s what short stories do best.

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American Dirty

Is the question really about who deserves to write what?

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Exit the Dragon

How sunlight slays the beast.

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8 More Autumn Novels to Watch For

Mystery/thriller authors offer another array of literary treasures.

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An Interview with Angel Luis Colón

The crime writer's new Latinx-focused anthology benefits hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico.

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8 Autumn Novels to Watch For

These mystery/thriller authors offer an array of literary treasures.

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An Interview with Alex Segura

The award-winning mystery writer talks music, Miami, and retiring a beloved protagonist.

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An Interview with Jamie Mason

The writer talks privacy, prose, and the (non) impact of moving around a lot.

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Virginia Is for (Book) Lovers

A new lit fest comes to Winchester.

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Lend Me Your Dog Ears

Treat your books like tools, not ornaments.

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What the Gaithersburg Book Festival Means to Writers

Authors weigh in on why this only-in-Maryland event is so special.

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The Little Shop of Yours

How bookstores like One More Page help build community

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7 Types of Literary Lovemaking

This Valentine's Day, steal a page from Cupid's thesaurus!

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An Interview with Nik Korpon

The genre-defying author talks Baltimore, sci-fi, and his return to crime fiction.

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Notes from the Fringe

Social progress isn’t about being comfortable

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Quality Control

Why must writers of color clear a higher bar?

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The Four Tops

A handful of terrific recent reads

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Authors Unload

Crime writers wrestle with the weight of guns.

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Essay Test

What to do when the political becomes personal?

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Absence of Malice?

Why skipping a popular mystery conference is unthinkable

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Vision Test

Does John Updike’s perspective hold up over time?

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What Led to the Flood

Unique voices share a home in this new anthology.

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#OwnVoices

Breaking free from the white-male canon

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Monsters’ Ball

Should we stop inviting Hollywood’s worst to the party?

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4 Books I’m Thankful For

A handful of reads for this day of gratitude

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When Statues Fall

It's time to bury our heroes, not praise them.

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An Interview with Eryk Pruitt

The "rural noir" writer talks filmmaking, the South, and What We Reckon.

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Film? Study.

Some movies from yesteryear were eerily prescient

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5 Rappers to Book

Readers will love these artists’ unbound lyricism

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Wonder Women

Three novels — and a blockbuster new movie — celebrate the fierceness of feminism

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Invisible Touch

When art gives you goosebumps.

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No, YOU’RE Stupid

In defense of The Great Gatsby

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Free Speech May Cost You

The case of Milo Yiannopoulos and the missing $250,000

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Dear Cupid

My third annual writerly (and readerly) Valentine’s Day Q&A

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The Long Life of Short Fiction

Why doesn’t the genre get the love it deserves?

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Crime Plus Music: Twenty Stories of Music-Themed Noir

A solid collection from some of the best writers in the biz.

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5 Gifts for the Bookworm in Your Life

A little something for even the most pretentious of readers.

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8 Books to Comfort and Console You

Feeling a little down this election season? There's a story for that...

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Just Words

Writing is a powerful weapon. Be careful how you wield it.

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4 Highlights from Bouchercon

A few takeaways from this year’s conference.

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An Interview with Jen Michalski

The Baltimore writer talks controversy, micro-aggression, and the juggling of multiple projects.

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Nelson Algren: An Introduction

The best writer you’ve never heard of

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On Meeting Famous Writers

A primer for the uninitiated and/or inadequate.

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4 Patriotic Books in Honor of the Fourth

Celebrate America literarily with these made-in-the-USA titles

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An Interview with Jen Conley

The short-story writer talks crime fiction, Jersey, and the Boss

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Books? A Million.

My to-be-read stack is getting out of hand

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Writing Like Django

The impossibility of translating music into words

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The Power of Negative Thinking

It’s okay to (privately) believe you suck at writing

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4 Ways to Find Critique Partners

Seeking input is easier than you think

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Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central

This fascinating look at an oft-misunderstood musical genre suffers from the absence of women

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Valentine’s Day Q&A

Writerly advice for the Cupidly confused

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Tough Research

Doing the legwork for a new book opened my eyes to human trafficking

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Rules of Enragement

It’s time to show the grammar police your creative license

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9 Writerly Gifts

What to give to (and get from) the scribes in your life

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Managing as Editor

Taking on a second gig doesn’t have to undermine your first

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5 Ways Not to Suck at Readings

Give your audience what it wants. And what it wants is less of you.

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Naming Names

There’s a fine line between selling books and selling out.

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Alan Cheuse: A Reflection

Recalling the gifted writer as he recovers from a horrible injury

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An American Writer

The hope-tinged despair of James Baldwin

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Marketing Mailbag

How not to shill, er, sell your book

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A Baltimore Story

The challenge — and joy — of writing about Charm City

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Rappers Rewrite

The lasting impact of influential influencers

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On Violence

Give it a reason or give it a rest

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Someone to Watch Over Me

By Yrsa Sigurdardóttir; translated by Philip Roughton

Someone to Watch Over Me

A stiff protagonist and action left off the page undermine this thriller.

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Dear Cupid

V-Day is right around the corner, so let’s get to the letters.

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Artistic Worth

The test of time isn't pass/fail.

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Rookie Mistakes

...and how not to make them.

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Buy the Book

…for everyone on your gift list, that is.

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High Notes

How Billie Holiday sang me out of a slump.

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The Neverending Story

When it comes to writing, it's always drafty in here.

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The Empty Quarter

By David L. Robbins

The Empty Quarter

A tense military thriller proves hard to put down and impossible to forget.

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Monsters’ Ink

Can you really hate the artist but love the work?

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First Time’s the Charm

Thoughts from a debut writer on attending ThrillerFest.

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To Be Honest

Are writers obligated to portray their niches accurately?

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Off-Limits?

My issues with boundaries.

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You’re Going to Suck at Parties: My Speech to Graduates

A little free advice on writing, life, and the writing life