I’m writing this on my birthday, March 23, and feeling overwhelmed by the support of my community—family, friends, readers, other[…]Read more
THE REINVENTION(S) OF RAY SALEMI/DANIEL
When I caught up with Ray Salemi (a/k/a) Ray Daniel) at New England Crime Bake in November, I was surprised[…]Read more
Writers: Has This Ever Happened to You?
Mystery Novel in Progress Those of you who know me know I am in the middle of writing Hidden Depths,[…]Read more
What Happens When Robots Dream For Us
What are we going to do when machines become better at all things creative than we are? When they dream for us?Read more
CHERYL A. HEAD: TIME’S UNDOING
Please join me in welcoming Cheryl Head to the Miss Demeanors blog. Cheryl is the author of the highly regarded[…]Read more
FOUR CASES FOR CRIME WRITERS TO WATCH
Does art imitate life or life imitate art? It doesn’t matter for a crime writer. We know that real people[…]Read more
The Ins and Outs of Book Covers (and Hidden Depths Cover Reveal)
While the old adage says you can’t tell a book by its cover, the newest science for marketing books says[…]Read more
SHOULD WRITERS BE TRAVELERS OR VACATIONERS?
I’ve said on about a million panels that writers should curate their experiences, (aka refill their tanks, aka have something[…]Read more
What is a beta reader and do I need them?
Writers and readers hear terms bandied about and don’t often understand them. Beta readers was a new one to me[…]Read more
3 Tips on Writing What You Know (without confusing people)
Sometimes writing what you know too well can leave readers scratching their heads. How to strike a balance between too deep of a dive and a fascinating peek?Read more