Mystery fiction between the World Wars–and the real-life of one of the Queens of the age.Read more
Recently I’ve taken a step back from the cycle of writing, editing and marketing to get some perspective. And I[…]Read more
I’d planned to write about something different today, but my insomnia gave me the opportunity to write about the age-old[…]Read more
I spent last weekend at the NY Pitch Conference, working with authors who were pitching their books to publishing agents[…]Read more
Sharon Ward Many readers enjoy reading mystery novels that are part of a series. Some mystery series go on forever,[…]Read more
Okay, this isn’t an epic battle like the Hundred Years’ War or the Hatfields and McCoys, but the skirmishes are fierce and the outcome, so far, undecided.
Here’s the problem: Spell Checker thinks it knows best, and so do I.
Congratulations on writing your mystery! And you want the world to see it! Today we’re talking about independent publishers.Read more
I finally got to travel last week, and I loaded my kindle with plenty of reading material. Four in one week is not my personal best, that is reserved for the vacation where I read a book a day, ran out of books, and had to find a bookstore in a panic before the flight home. Obviously before kindles. I read a mystery novel (times 2), a memoir, and a sliver of vampire fiction by Octavia Butler, who never disappoints in the “taking a trope and turning it inside out, on its head, and sideways” department.Read more
I’m delighted to have Edwin Hill with us today! Edwin is the Edgar- and Agatha-award nominated author of three novels in the Hester Thursby series. His first standalone thriller, The Secrets We Share, will arrive in bookstores March 29th. (Comment on this post or on Facebook for a chance to win! But do it by launch day, March 29)Read more
On the road again… I never travel without a book. Ever since I was a kid a book (or books)[…]Read more