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Book Reviews of Recent Reads

Book Reviews of Recent Reads

Lesson Plan for Murder by Lori Robbins What’s not to love when an English teacher like me reads a mystery where the chapters are titled Things Fall Apart or Heart of Darkness and the protagonist is a high school English teacher? First, I loved the clever, intelligent...

Cover Reveal for Harlequin’s “Death Takes No Bribes”

Cover Reveal for Harlequin’s “Death Takes No Bribes”

When I first began writing mysteries, I didn’t know a great deal about copyrights, publishers, or self-publishing. My first series, the Endurance Mysteries, was published by a traditional publisher. After putting out Three May Keep a Secret and Marry in Haste, that...

The Person Behind the Voice*

The Person Behind the Voice*

Last Tuesday, my first ever audiobook downloaded on my phone from Findaway Voices/Orange Sky Audio in collaboration with Encircle Publications, the original publisher of my book, A Death at Tippitt Pond. Forgive me if this sounds too gushy, but I’ve never had an...

A Review of “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes”

A Review of “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes”

(The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation) by Brad Ricca [St. Martin’s Griffin Books 2016] I loved the history in Brad Ricca’s book about Grace Humiston, a lawyer and advocate for the voiceless...

A Writing Life Reimagined

A Writing Life Reimagined

No wonder Thanksgiving is a prelude to long winter nights. A holiday focusing on blessings gives us the opportunity to slow down, reflect, and be thankful for what we’ve received. We hope that our gratitude and happier memories can get us through the cold nights when...