By Matt Witten. Here I was, two thirds of the way through the first draft of my mystery thriller Killer Story, and doubt held me in its iron grip. Had I chosen the wrong murderer?Read more
And then my publisher said something that took me completely off guard, “When can we expect the sequel?”Read more
Yes, I’m making lists. Aren’t we all? I read a lot this year, as I always do. Most of the books I read were digital and at least half of everything I consumed was an audio book. Not all were released in 2022. These are just the ones that made my life better because they exist.
So here, in no specific order, are 5 books I loved the most:Read more
On Hallowe’en this writer’s thoughts turn to books that were particularly harrowing as I read them. Stephen King’s The Shining[…]Read more
By Sharon Ward Every mystery novel has to have an appealing heroine or protagonist, and recently, the Miss Demeanors were talking[…]Read more
This New Year’s Eve will be especially exciting for me. First, because 2022 HAS to be better than 2021 was,[…]Read more
ell Sweeny has disappeared.Read more
Locked room mysteries are awesome because they usually present the environment as an oppositional adversary. It’s easy to imagine oneself trapped with a killer, and how delicious to burrow under a blanket and know you’re safe, while reading about people who most certainly aren’t.
So, here are three locked room mysteries I’ve read lately that are chilling, thrilling, and all around awesome.Read more
Happy Labor Day! Do you know the origins of this holiday? According to the Department of Labor, in 1882 either[…]Read more
Almost the first thing a budding writer learns is the importance of conflict—internal, external, situational, relational. Conflict is what creates[…]Read more