How the Story Came Together

By Debra Sennefelder One question authors always get is where we get ideas from. Another top…

The Importance of Showing Up

By Grace Topping As a child, I enjoyed the stories my mother told my sisters and…

My Love of Bad Guys

By Annette Dashofy I grew up at a time when Westerns were all the rage on…

Halloween vs. Valentine’s Day

By Judy Penz Sheluk This post is scheduled for Halloween, which amuses me, because I’ve never…

Grammar Crimes

By Lois Winston Do you have a grammar pet peeve? I do, thanks to Peggy Riley…

Surprise! It’s a Sequel!

By Bethany Maines In this day of Marvel Universes and streaming limited– run shows, no, it’s…

Do You See What I See? by James M. Jackson

By James M. Jackson Answer me this: It’s summer. I point to any sugar maple in…

The Deep Thrill by Barbara Kyle

By Barbara Kyle Mystery. Thriller. Romance. Science Fiction. Horror. The publishing industry uses these labels for…

Art as Therapy – Filling the Well by Cheryl Hollon

As some of you know, writers today are responsible for a significant portion of their books’…

The Writer as Vagabond by Molly MacRae

The word vagabond strolled into my head the other day. I’ve always liked the word so…

Punderful Titles

By Meri Allen (aka Shari Randall) I’ll never forget the moment I opened the email from…

Countdown!

Five Belles Too Many, the fifth Sarah Blair mystery from Kensington, releases June 28th and there…

The Art Center Mysteries by Susan Van Kirk

By Susan Van Kirk For the past eight years, I’ve written a series called the Endurance…

Putting a little thriller in the cozy

By Terry Ambrose  One million words. It’s a big number. Right? Somewhere along the way during…

Welcome Home to Murder

By Rosalie Spielman Being a military spouse makes it challenging to have a career. Due to…

Back to Book Clubs

Galveston Author Saralyn Richard By Saralyn Richard The isolation of the pandemic led to creative solutions,…

Come Read-A-Long with Me

To: You – readers whom I adore From: Me – Debra H. Goldstein When: April 19,…

Give me the Beach

I’m writing this from the beach. Ostensibly, I’m on a writing retreat, but while it is…

What draws you to a book

By Vicki Batman OOH, OOH, Look at This Pretty Thing What draws you to a book–the…

Five Belles Too Many

Is anticipated to be the last book in the Sarah Blair series. Because I’ve been grateful…

What Happens When a Writer Gets Bored

By Kassandra Lamb I bore easily, which isn’t always a good thing. About a third of…

Love and Valentine’s Day

When I think about Valentine’s Day, which today is, I think about it in a commercialized…

When Setting is Also Character

By C. Hope Clark The most enticing books for me to read spin setting into character.…

What’s in a Name?

By Maggie King What’s in a name? With due respect to Mr. Shakespeare, who immortalized the…

How Did a Mystery Writer End up in IT? by Heather Weidner

I have been a mystery fan since Scooby-Doo and Nancy Drew. I’m a 70s kid, and…