Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Welcome to the first appearance of Subject to Change. I called the blog that because there isn’t going to be any set subject. Sometimes the subject will be  writing, sometimes I’ll do a review, and there might even be a rant or two. Occasionally I’ll have a guest author. But most important is that I want the blog to be authentic and entertaining. It will come out once a week, on Wednesday, and I hope you will think of subscribing so we can keep up with each other.

I was a member of the The Ladykillers blog for a few years and found that I really enjoyed blogging. I like it because it’s a one-subject blast of information or opinion. I like to read select blogs on a daily basis. I subscribe to Rocky Mountain Fiction writers because they have a great mix of posts about various subjects. Same goes for Debutante Ball. I also subscribe to Sports Without Injury, a blog that has nothing to do with writing and everything to do with keeping my body in shape so I can keep writing happily for years to come. I frequently read other blogs as well, especially review blogs like Buried Under Books. The reason I mention all these blogs is that I’ve long admired people who keep a blog going over time and I will strive to keep up the same kind of crisp, new content that they come up with.

Readers, if you have a particular subject you’d like me to cover in some future blog, be sure to let me know. I’d like this to be interactive, with people reading and commenting. A new adventure!

Terry Shames’ best-selling Samuel Craddock series is set in small town Texas. A Killing at Cotton Hill was a finalist for Left Coast Crime’s Best Mystery of 2013 and the Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best First Mystery, and won the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. The Last Death of Jack Harbin, January, 2014, was named one of the top five mysteries of 2014 by Library Journal, and one of the top ten of 2014 by MysteryPeople. Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek came out October, 2014 and the fourth, A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge, debuts April 7, 2015. Terry lives in Berkeley. More at


Anonymous said...

Terry, this whole site is wonderful! Clear! Gorgeous colors! Easy to access which parts reader wants. I continue to be very interested in your career and wish you nothing but even greater success! Thelma Straw in Manhattan... ice and snow!

Terry said...

Thank you, Thelma. So nice to have you comment and be my guinea pig to make sure comments work!

Patricia Stoltey said...

The new site looks great, Terry. Congratulations on the new book coming out, too.

Lynn C. Willis said...

Site looks great, Terry! Very clean and polished. Congrats!

Terry said...

Thanks, Patricia and Lynn. It took some doing, and I'm happy to have it up and running. Not that I did the hard work--I just had to tell Xuni what I wanted.