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
Today I am thrilled to introduce one of our new Miss Demeanors, Emilya Naymark.
Emilya: Years of hearing my husband’s tales of buying drugs in the city got my gears churning and instead of helping him write his memoirs, as we always joked I would, I up and made him a lady and stuck him into a crime novel.Read more
Okay, I’ll say it. I find many, more likely most thrillers boring. I know. I must surely be in the[…]Read more
This week marks the publication of my fellow Miss Demeanor’s new book, One Little Secret. You’ve probably seen it mentioned on all sorts of “Best Of” lists and it’s well worth the acclaim. Truly a chilling and suspenseful story. And, it has a fabulous pink cover!Read more
I went to Porto, Portugal earlier this week. There were many things on my must do list, including visiting the Livrario Lello and tasting port in the city that made it famous. But also on this list was visiting the catacombs by the Church of Saint Francis.Read more