I love dipping into the works of local writers. There are so many authors in Colorado, both traditional published and self-published, who produce novels, novellas, and short stories in lots of genres. Recently I had the chance to read a couple of stories by M.K. Theodoratus, and I wanted to tell you a little about …Read More
In the book world, “voice” is a difficult-to-define but prized element. “I can’t describe voice,” editors say, “but I know it when I see it.” When conceptualizing my latest Chloe Ellefson mystery, Death on the Prairie, I’ve thought a lot about finding a voice—and not just my own as a writer. Chloe is curator of …Read More
By Jason P. Henry (Conference Director, 2016 Pikes Peak Writers Conference) I’d like to believe my writing abilities have come a long way since I first started. I could attribute my improvement to many things, but there’s one factor that I hold in highest regard. That is the multitude of amazing people I have met …Read More
Thanks for inviting me to guest, Patricia! It is a rare book event where some version of the question, “What is your process?” doesn’t come up. Heck, I want to know how other writers create stories out of nothing, too. Alas, I still haven’t discovered the magic formula. So instead I thought I’d share a …Read More
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!!