Congratulations to Maryann Miller who won a signed ARC of Smart, But Dead by Nancy G. West Maryann is also an author and blogger and can be found at Maryann Writes.
Many people divide literary fiction from mystery fiction based on considering these elements: memorable characters and/or prose, sensory details, pacing (timing of events); high stakes; and tone (serious to humorous.) Which elements do these literary fiction authors, and one mystery writer, incorporate into their work? Most of these authors use all the elements. Since they’re …Read More
At the moment, I don’t have a lot of time to read for fun. That hasn’t stopped me from adding more books and e-books to my collection. Here are the latest. From the library, I have a physical copy of Fangs Out by David Freed. Via Library Overdrive, I have a copy of the e-book, …Read More
Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy in Northern California but sometimes I miss the . . . old stuff that surrounded me in Scotland. The mediaeval streets, the fortified castles, the Roman walls, and of course the really old stuff: the standing stones. I’ve got an ambivalent attitude to standing stones, actually. I sort …Read More
I am honored to have special guest Catriona McPherson on my blog tomorrow. She has a new book coming out early next month and it sounds like a great read.
Laura Michaela Banse will receive an ebook copy of The Lady in Pink by J.A. Kazimer Congratulations, Laura!!
All authors are thieves. We steal constantly. In fact, I’d keep watch over your family jewels whenever one of us is in sight. Now that I have your attention, and maybe even your outrage if you’re the kind of person who avoids the take a penny, leave a penny jar at your local gas station …Read More
I just finished reading K.C. McRae’s Shotgun Moon, a standalone mystery from Midnight Ink. It’s really more than a mystery. It’s on the dark side. It’s a thriller and it’s suspense. The main character killed the man who raped her and now returns to Montana to get her life back to normal. ‘Then the great …Read More
Whoo Hoo! Colorado Gold Conference is coming. I’m very excited to be a first-time speaker there. One of the sessions I’ll be presenting is an introduction to Author Platform building. How do you teach someone to “be popular?” The answer to that is as elusive as it was when we were vying for high school …Read More
I marvel at the capacity of those authors who can pinpoint that precise moment when inspiration struck. There they were, waiting in line at Starbucks, or shampooing their hair, or staring out over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at sunrise with their legs twisted in some impossible yoga position, and then, suddenly—Bam! Huzzah! …Read More