Small Towns, Dark Secrets

This is the first of a series of posts about my upcoming mystery, A Death at Tippitt Pond. It’s  no secret that I’m crazy about history. Currently, I’m moving away from cozy mysteries and into a nebulous genre that resides somewhere between cozy and traditional....

A Tale of Two Book Cover Designers

I have been blessed with a miracle: two talented cover designers for my mysteries. One fell into my lap, and the other I hired based on her previous work. Both have such talent.       According to Bowker’s annual report, over one million books were...

Curiosity and Writing

Nine years have passed since I first started asking people for information I could use in my books. At first, requesting information was a harrowing experience for me. How do I go about asking perfect strangers for some of their time and expertise? Should I call?...

A Novel Connection to Jigsaw Puzzles: Part One

I’ve always loved jigsaw puzzles, whether putting them together by myself, with my children, or with my grandchildren. Maybe that’s why I also write and read mysteries. Recently, I thought about how my efforts in solving a jigsaw puzzle were like writing a mystery....

Summer Reading 2018

  So, what do writers do when they aren’t writing?  They read. Currently, I’m working on my own new mystery and sending out the last one to publishers. However, I also must keep up with my reading, both in my genre as well as with books outside the mystery realm....

Guest Post: Holly Hill House … Catalina’s Mascot

Janet Lynn and Will Zeilinger write mysteries both individually and together. Their latest book, Slick Deal, is about the interesting history of a location in Southern California. They’ve posted on my blog before about their Skylar Drake murder series, and they...

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