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?...

Reviewing “The Woman in the Water”

I read the first Charles Lenox mystery, A Beautiful Blue Death, in 2007. Browsing through the new library books, I plucked it from the shelf, read it too quickly, and enjoyed it immensely. Charles Finch, the author, has now written thirteen books in the series, and I...

Marketing a Debut Novel

Communication and perseverance.  These are the two words that most come to mind when I look back at a week where I did five book signings, two book talks, and two radio interviews. A debut author is in a unique position in that no one knows her. After she launches...

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