Breaking the Rules of Writing

Should an author ever break the rules of writing? How would mystery/romance author Jenna Harte answer this question? Is she a rule follower or a rebel? Read on and find out! Welcome, Jenna. When it comes to writing, not only … Continue reading

The Unanticipated Joys of Research

By Ellen Byerrum What if clothes were haunted like houses or locations? Could a dress be toxic enough to kill? How would someone dispatch a villain in a dying velvet factory? These may not be the nicest of questions, but … Continue reading

Melodie Johnson Howe: Images of a Writer

Let’s give a big welcome to Melodie Johnson Howe. Her journey from childhood to career as a Hollywood actress to career as a mystery author is fascinating. As is her series featuring Hollywood actress/sleuth Diana Poole. My mother dropped my … Continue reading

Reading List for Music and Mystery Fans

Picture this: a celebrated jazz singer belts out her last song and leaves the stage amid thunderous applause. The lights go on, and so does the applause. Only one fan doesn’t join in … she’s slumped over the table, long … Continue reading

Marilyn Meredith’s Fascination with Law Enforcement

My guest is Marilyn Meredith, a prolific mystery writer who just released her latest Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery, Not as It Seems. Family is important to Marilyn and today she tells us how her family sparked her interest in law … Continue reading