Hometown Novel Nights and Sisters in Crime Atlanta, in association with the Newnan Carnegie Library, hosts a Mystery Panel with Debra H. Goldstein, Linda Sands, and Dana Ridenour – October 21, 2021 – 6:30-7:30 pm EST/5:30-6:30 CST.
Guest Bloggers: T.C. Lotempio and Rocco – Can a Cat Be Inspirational? Oh yes, especially if his name is ROCCO
Can a Cat be Inspirational? Oh yes, especially if his name is ROCCO…. By T. C. Lotempio I have always been an animal lover, especially of cats. When my calico died a few years ago, I went to my local Animal Shelter and adopted a handsome tuxedo cat named ROCCO. It soon became apparent that
It’s All About How You Tell the Story by Leslie Karst Like Debra—the host of this fabulous blog—my career before becoming a mystery author was in the legal profession. I spent twenty years as a civil attorney specializing in research and appellate work, which was basically akin to writing a term paper every day of
How I became a Rogue Woman Writer By S. Lee Manning I’ve always loved spy stories. There’s something that has always fascinated me about a secret world, where politics matter, and the stakes are high. Spies exist in a parallel plane to the real world, something like the magical world of Harry Potter.
A Detecting Book Group by Maggie King Hazel Rose is back in a new adventure, Murder at the Moonshine Inn. After that harrowing confrontation with the killer in Murder at the Book Group, she vowed to leave investigating to the pros. And for eight years she kept her word. Easy because people didn’t clamor for
Virginia is for Mysteries – Volume II Heather Weidner and Teresa Inge are blogging today about their experience coordinating the Virginia is for Mysteries anthology series. Virginia may be for lovers, but to nineteen authors, Virginia is for Mysteries: Volume II. The anthology of nineteen short stories, set in and around the Commonwealth, features Virginia
An Interview with Jaden Terrell – Jared McKean Mystery Series Author DHG: You write a very character-driven series…tell us something about it? JT: The seeds of the character—Jared McKean—were sown during the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan. I watched those young men being cut to pieces, the surf turning red, and
AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR HARRIETTE SACKLER I recently had a short story, Who Dat? Dat the Indian Chief! published in the Mardi Gras Murder anthology. Of the thirteen stories included in the book, Queen of the King Cakes by Harriette Sackler particularly caught my attention so I decided to interview Harriette. 1. Tell me about
Researching Everything under the Sun! by S.L. Smith Few things turn me off faster than books with factual errors. I tend to put them down—permanently. For that reason, it’s important I get it right. If I don’t know it, I research it. I’m talking about the smallest details. Some of the research is almost as
Five Days to Make a Sitcom and Solve a Murder by Sally Carpenter A mystery writer starting a novel has the perplexing task of structure—what events will happen and in what order. Plotters will painstakingly map out each plot point, sometimes on index cards or sticky notes that are endlessly shuffled. Pansters will dive in, hoping