Tag Archives: Santa Monica

Mystery Conference Update – Bouchercon 2014

What is Bouchercon? http://www.bouchercon2014.com/programming.php For both authors and readers, it’s the meeting place to rub shoulders with the famous, near famous, and soon to be famous—all mystery writers. It’s the grand lalapalooza mystery conference held every year in different cities … READ MORE »

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Introducing Dave Mason of the Santa Monica Police Department

Sheila Lowe, my fellow mystery writer and friend, tagged me in this blog hop tour to craft a 500-word blog about the main character in my Dave Mason police procedural series. Check out Sheila Lowe and her series of mysteries … READ MORE »

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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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Writing As An Astral Projection Device

When a book comes alive it’s a wonderful feeling. Your words sparkle on the pages. The dialogue is snappy. You even laugh out loud at some of your one-liners. The characters leap off the page. You can’t wait to get … READ MORE »

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Rogue Critique Sessions

Here I am at the Southern California Writers Conference in San Diego for the weekend. I ventured out of the hotel this evening looking for some dinner, using my GPS to drive to an unfamiliar location. Not only was it … READ MORE »

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