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

In Memory of My Favorite Mystery Authors. And Maybe Yours.

During these last days of 2015 I’m taking a moment to remember some mystery authors I have loved and lost. This is an all-year tribute and not limited to 2015. In addition to well-known authors I hope to introduce readers … 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