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Writing Your First Mystery

At the direction of my good friend, Judith Cassis, who is a professional writer and marketer, I have just finished three eBooks of about 10,000 words on the topic of writing your first mystery.   Have I revealed secrets known … READ MORE »

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The Writer as Watcher

Writing police procedurals as I do, I read a lot of police procedural fiction because I enjoy it. It’s not as if I want to imagine myself in the role of the first on scene investigator. Imagine the stress of … READ MORE »

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Knowing It’s Controversial

 My new book, On Behalf of the Family, is the third in a series featuring Detective Dave Mason of the Santa Monica Police Department. He is presented with a complex car arson death of a beautiful and rich Turkish girl. … READ MORE »

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My Cruise Ship Mystery

I know that I’m a lucky woman. They say it’s better to be lucky than rich. I must have made some good choices in life, because I’ve sure as hell made some lollapalooza bad ones. This week I’ll embark from … READ MORE »

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Why Continue Publishing?

Radine Trees Nehring wrote an inspired blog http://radine.wordpress.com/  recently about the reasons for poor financial prospects in the mystery writing game. My heart sank as I read it because it mirrors my own experience.  Even Marilyn Meredith, http://fictionforyou.com/ who has … READ MORE »

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When I am Picking Up Dead Squirrels

My friend Vicky Bingaman is a wildlife rehabber who takes in injured creatures, nurses them back to health, and pushes them back out into the wild. You can’t feed a Cooper’s hawk or a rat snake on cat kibble. So … READ MORE »

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