May is National Short Story Month. Let’s Celebrate!

Do you read short stories? If so, you know how satisfying and enjoyable they can be. If not, here are just a few reasons to start: The plotting will be tighter and the pace quicker, keeping suspense alive and you … Continue reading

Update: What books are on my nightstand right now?

Last September Sisters in Crime put out a call to bloggers to participate in a September Sinc-Up. My favorite of the seven questions they suggested is “What books are on your nightstand right now?” and I lost no time in … Continue reading

Mystery Short Stories for Writers and Readers

  Short stores are back in vogue, especially in the mystery genre. Read my guest post on the San Joaquin Valley Sisters in Crime’s new website and find out why writers and readers are re-embracing this time-honored literary tradition. I … Continue reading

Word of Mouth: Does It Still Sell Books?

Does word of mouth still sell books in the e-age? Or is that old-fashioned thinking? See my guest post on mystery author Marilyn Meredith’s blog. Learn what super agent Donald Maass and mystery author/blogger Anne R. Allen have to say … Continue reading

Murder at the Book Group Is Now Covered

  Murder at the Book Group now has a cover. I love the retro feel with the shadowy figure at the window, the teacups, the yellow curtain, the bookcase, the pastels—it all brings back the classic covers of the Nancy … Continue reading