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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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Coming Back to Santa Monica

I spent this weekend as a Santa Monica resident for the first time in seven years. Interesting!  Technically my new digs are across the street, the dividing line between Santa Monica and Mar Vista. Coincidentally it’s the same area that … READ MORE »

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I write like a man? Really?

Men who read James Patterson won’t buy my books. I don’t write thrillers in which there’s a maniacal killer and a ticking clock, a lot of car chases, explosions, and everyone is tall, lean, and beautiful.  But there’s lots of … READ MORE »

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The Faint Reek of Cat Piss

Just returned from a road trip with my brother Dan who lives in Canada. Some trepidation at spending a long time in a car and a tent with him. It would be the longest time we have ever been alone … READ MORE »

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Murder: Knowing Why

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My second murder mystery has been published, titled Rip-Off. People ask why you write one kind of book and not another. Why whodunit murder mysteries in my case? Why not literary family fiction? I worked decades as an academic researcher … READ MORE »

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2012? What Lies Ahead?

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So it’s New Year’s Day again, is it? I’ve been living in a chocolate fog for the last two weeks and it’s snuck up on me. It’s New Year’s Day and I’m not hung over, and that’s a very good … READ MORE »

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