writing process

Why Sudoku is the Perfect Puzzle for Mystery Lovers

Confession time: I’m an addict. Every morning, I have to scratch my mental itch. My coffee doesn’t taste right and...

Interview: Cozy Mystery Author Sandi Scott of “The Seagrass Sweets” Mysteries

Interview: Cozy Mystery Author Sandi Scott of “The Seagrass Sweets” Mysteries

Here’s a tasty treat for you! My newsletter readers may recall that last month I featured an unbeatable deal on...

#SneakPeek: Mr Mottley & the Plushbottom Conundrum – Old Friends

#SneakPeek: Mr Mottley & the Plushbottom Conundrum – Old Friends

As you may recall, Mottley’s longstanding friendship with Chief Inspector Forthright reached a breaking point in Mr Mottley Gets His Man:...

#StoryInspiration: A Dream of Darkness

#StoryInspiration: A Dream of Darkness

When readers ask where I get my story ideas, I feel compelled to tell them the truth (mostly). So I...

The Power of Place in the Fictive Dream

Mottley & Baker’s second adventure, Mister Mottley and the Dying Fall is set in October of 1932, six months after...

Review: Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

Ask and you shall receive. I’ve heard cat lovers speak of “Cat Central,” a mystical agency that assigns cats to...

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How to Survive Writing a Book.

It’s simple, they told me. Writing a book is like any other goal – consistent effort over time. Crap. I’m...

Guest Post: Cooking Up a Method By Angela D’Onofrio

I was lucky enough this week to swap guest posts with indie mystery author Angela D’Onofrio, whose psychological suspense novel From...

Finding the Pony – The Revision Punch List

For a while now, folks have been asking me “How’s the new book going?”   Seems like it’s time for...