I’m giving away five signed hardcover copies of Dead Wrong, a finalist in the thriller category for the 2015 Colorado Book Awards. This one is for U.S. residents and ends today (Saturday, July 30th). Sign in to Goodreads and click here.
Which means we’re beginning to look pretty bare here on the Patricia Stoltey website/blog. I have a very new version of WordPress, and many of the Plugins were untested for this updated version. So they’re deactivated for the time being. Now I’m starting the search for things that really work. Am I having fun yet? …Read More
Well, at least one of them has been broken from the beginning. My Contact page doesn’t work, and I had no luck yesterday getting it fixed. It does say a message has been successfully sent, but nothing ever shows up in my email Inbox (or in Spam). Similarly, I do not get emails when someone …Read More
Note: I have a very special guest tomorrow. Please stop by to meet C. Hope Clark, author and Funds for Writers blogger. Now about my walking habit: It has been almost two years since I last walked more than a block or two for exercise or pleasure. With that really bad knee, just getting around …Read More
Thriller, suspense, and horror author Jason P. Henry wrote a post about muses for the Blood Red Pencil blog last week. The piece is called Seeking the Muse, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. After many paragraphs to feed our fantasy about the muse and how much we need her, Jason says (right …Read More
I am pleased to announce that Allan J. Emerson is the winner of two national park mysteries by Scott Graham Canyon Sacrifice and Mountain Rampage Allan is a mystery author who blogs at his author website.
If you’re willing to give up 7.5 minutes of your valuable time, here’s the whole video created for the 2015 Northern Colorado Writers Conference by the conference creative team. I have two cameo appearances in this film that might give you chuckle. Or not…
#1 One of the best blog posts for writers I read this week was on Anne R. Allen’s Blog. The post is called The 10 Commandments of Highly Productive Professional Writers. In addition to the “you must write and you must write a lot” lessons, there are so many links to follow that one could …Read More
And alternating between sitting with this foot elevated and lying on the couch with my foot elevated is not much better. Only about four weeks to go before I graduate from cast to crutches and walking boot. Only four weeks! However, I’m using my sitting/reclining time wisely–reading a lot, working on blog posts, preparing for …Read More
The fourth volume of Winston Churchill’s award-winning memoir of World War II concerns the D-Day landings and is entitled The Hinge of Fate. Historical events can lend themselves to great storytelling for novelists. We need not use events as momentous as famous battles. Even little recognized events can provide opportunity for writers to apply the …Read More