Category Archives: Criminal Intent

We Call It Research*

My partner in crime and fellow mystery writer Anna Adams and I sneaked away for an autumn “research trip” in downtown Chicago. We love kicking along fall foliage, which was still damp from the previous day’s storm, seeking inspiration for … Continue reading

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Dead Bodies. Because Today’s Letter is D

  The First Wednesday has rolled around again, and members of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group address the April Question posed: Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? … Continue reading

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Just Getting it Written

I have spent hours analyzing/agonizing about how to kick-start my writing so I can make more progress this year than I did last year (meaning, several thousand words all on the SAME PROJECT instead of a few thousand words re-written, … Continue reading

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I’m Doing It All Wrong

The Season of Hell is over and I have taken down the festive Christmas Skeleton and turned The Pillow. The door wreaths come off this weekend. It’s frosty cold outside and all fireplace cozy inside, and I am incredibly energized. … Continue reading

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July StoryTime Blog Hop

ALL ABOARDI’ve no idea how long I’d lain unconscious. I struggled to sit up – damned hard to do with my hands cuffed behind my back. The rumbling and swaying in darkness left me disoriented. A squalid stench assailed my … Continue reading

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