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The Spirit of Christmases Past
This year the 104th Geraldson Family Christmas Party was celebrated in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on December twenty-first. The party has survived…
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What I Wish I Had Known, Part V: Lucy Burdette
This week I am pleased to introduce you to Lucy Burdette, author of twelve mysteries, eight written as Roberta Isleib.…
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Blogs and Bum Glue
     “She generally gave herself very good advice,” Lewis Carroll said of Alice in Wonderland, “though she very seldom followed…
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British Character Actors and East Anglia
As a fan of British mystery writer Caroline Graham, I was thrilled when her “Inspector Barnaby” books were translated to…
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Truth and Consequences
“Everybody, sooner or later,” said Robert Louis Stevenson, “sits down to a banquet of consequences.” Wonderful quote. I’ve used it…
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What I Wish I Had Known, Part IV: G. M. Malliet
    This week I have the privilege of introducing you to award-winning mystery writer G. M. MALLIET, whose books,…
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Making An Impression
This past summer I attended my high school reunion and reconnected with friends I hadn’t seen since that warm day…
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The Race is Not to the Swift
Perseverance is one of life’s great virtues—something we admire in others but shrink back from learning ourselves. This is because…
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Amanda Flower’s Advice for New Mystery Writers
          This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to a wonderful mystery writer, Amanda Flower (yes, that’s her…
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Duffy Brown’s “Never Give Up” Game Plan to Getting Published
All writers, especially first-time writers, struggle mightily with self-doubt. Believe me, I know. Even though, so far, I’ve stuck a mere…
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