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I Love Historical Research…Maybe Too Much Part II

I Love Historical Research…Maybe Too Much Part II

In my last post I discussed the plan I was making for the second Sweet Iron mystery. Because I have no imagination when it comes to titles, we are calling it Book #2. Eventually, the spirit will move me, and I'll have a title. Since I'm going back in time with this...

I Love Historical Research…Maybe Too Much

I Love Historical Research…Maybe Too Much

I always find it interesting that readers wonder how authors write books. What process do they go through? How do they do this or that? How do they manage to write over 300 pages of words that fit together (we hope)? Do they plan out an entire series, or do they...

Connie Berry’s Kate Hamilton Mysteries

Connie Berry’s Kate Hamilton Mysteries

This spring I discovered a new Midwest mystery writer by reading her second book first, and then doubling back to her debut. Connie Berry lives in Ohio, a state qualifying her to be in my Midwest neighborhood. I highly recommend her series to all mystery readers, but...

Happy Birthday to Mystery # 5

Happy Birthday to Mystery # 5

Proud to announce the birthday of my fifth mystery. Dru Ann Love interviewed my main character, Beth Russell, https://drusbookmusing.com/ today. Available at Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and from my publisher, Encircle Publications. Available in both ebook and...

Promotion, Promotion, Promotion

Promotion, Promotion, Promotion

I know I have an Events page which is WONDERFUL, but I figure sometimes people might like to plan ahead, and old events drop off the Events page while new ones then appear. But you can't see more than a few at a time. So here are some of the exciting events planned...

Recreating the 1960s and 1970s: Part 3

Recreating the 1960s and 1970s: Part 3

When I considered some of the overwhelming pop cultural trends of the period between the early 1960s and mid-1970s, I knew I would have to include the wild fashions and the music. What better way to do this than to have Beth Russell explore the bedroom of fictional...

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