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          This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to a wonderful mystery writer, Amanda Flower (yes, that's her
All writers, especially first-time writers, struggle mightily with self-doubt. Believe me, I know. Even though, so far, I've stuck a mere
Will Rogers said, "A man learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people."   
Making time to blog has been harder this summer. I'm revising my traditional mystery manuscript, and I've become obsessed. After
Recently, a mystery-writing friend and I have been reading and commenting on each other's manuscripts--a very helpful thing to do. And
      The sense of smell, scientists tell us, is the most powerful of all the human senses. It is the only
Eudora Welty (1909 – 2001), writer of stories set in the American South, famously said, "Every story would be another
  Have I missed something? It is mid-May, right?  Two days ago I received an email from an English mystery-writer
I just returned from Malice Domestic, the gathering held each spring near Washington, D.C. for fans and writers of the
I cannot end this series on the memory-making misadventures of foreign travel without mentioning the perils of trying to speak