Tag Archives: mystery writer

When did you know you were in love?

I’M NOT SURE how Amazon works these things, I’ve got friends who’ve been trying to get their books listed *Free* for a long time. Then I woke up to a surprise to find that Hard Scoop was listed for Free! … Continue reading

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Anxiety is like the Murder Button on the cat: Nobody knows where it is or why it goes off

LAST NIGHT I dreamed I lived in a cardboard doll house and didn’t know it was a doll house, or that it was cardboard. The clock by the bed said 4:14, Happy Thanksgiving, and then in the dream, I realized … Continue reading

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A little faith. And a lot of hard work: How a garden is like writing a book

MY FIRST GARDEN. And no, it’s not a hobby–it’s kinda just one more chore, which is basically an errand, and you know how I feel about errands. And it’s like writing–I resist, procrastinate and then finally just do it. And … Continue reading

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Who is your *Book Boyfriend* and why?

I’M RE-READING Robert B. Parker’s old Spenser novels (not the new ones, even though I do like Ace Atkin’s take on the character) and remembering why I fell in love with the detective genre. I love it that no matter how … Continue reading

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Find your calling (*turns out mine’s not related to Romance)

THOUGH IT WAS MY FIRST PUBLISHED NOVEL, Scoop was not my first novel—it was my second. My first novel was a romance (all my friends are awesome romance novelists). It was a good book. But it wasn’t great–it did, however, … Continue reading

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Writing a book is like having a possum under your bed: The only solution is to GET IT OUT!

THE CATTLE ARE fed, the kitties are down for a nap–It’s cold, so it’s time to curl up and write. The biggest problem I have is *resistance*–I know I need to write. It’s making myself sit down and do it … Continue reading

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Don’t like your life? Shake it up. Do something radical. Make a change…

WHEN IS IT TIME to  give up? For years, I’ve gone with  the Mortal Combat cry: FINISH HIM! But maybe, not so fast. I know Plot Bunnies and their  sparkly new ideas are often irresistible. I usually corral them with … Continue reading

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