Thanks for inviting me to discuss my trilogy: Murder, Madness & Love, Memories of Murder, and Murder & Obsession, a romantic suspense/thriller with a little horror added for good measure. Murder, Madness & Love was my first book, so I stuck to the advice all writers understand. Write what you know, and write what you …Read More
Archives for July 2016
Pikes Peak Writers Conference Call for Workshop Proposals MB Partlow, Programming Director for the 2017 Pikes Peak Writers Conference and Vice President of Pikes Peak Writers announces that the 2017 Pikes Peak Writers Conference is accepting workshop proposals through Sept. 15! This is for the 25th annual conference, April 28-30–bigger and better than ever! To …Read More
For the last twenty years, I’ve played a sport called platform tennis. As an ex-tennis player with aging joints, I found this an enjoyable sport on a court a third the size of a tennis court. Writers consider everything material for a novel, so I had to set a mystery on a platform tennis court. …Read More
I read so many blog posts and Facebook updates from authors who are carrying the huge burden of producing less than the author who lives down the street or even producing less than the goal on their personal writing plan. That prolific author Laura DiSilverio, for instance, writes 2,000 words a day no matter what. …Read More
In my humble opinion, rants on social media stir up anger and provoke violence. Just like the media and its audience-seeking coverage of horrific crimes and incendiary rhetoric. Folks just need to calm down and take a deep breath. Silence is golden. Chances are, the person who’s making the least noise is the one who’s …Read More
Before I became a full-time writer, I thought music was too distracting to play while I was writing. I thought I needed absolute silence. Then I got a job as a staff writer, and suddenly I couldn’t hear myself think. Stuck in the middle of a bustling open-plan office, I quickly discovered that if I …Read More
I found the link to this July 4th Contemporary Romance giveaway on Maryann Miller’s blog, It’s Not All Gravy. If you like to read contemporary romance, you only have a few days left to enter. The Grand Prize Winner gets 40 novels and a Kindle Fire. That’s pretty sweet!