A Lawyer Just Invaded My Story!

As an author, you may be wary about including a lawyer in your crime fiction, because you don’t want to be tripped up by thorny legal points. However, in your current mystery, you need a lawyer to make a few … Read on…

I Don’t Read that Paranormal Stuff

People often declare to me that they never read mysteries with ghosts, wizards, werewolves, or vampires. This saddens me, since my debut novel, Murder Casts Its Spell, is a paranormal mystery. So far, I’ve never argued with these anti-paranormals, but … Read on…

How to Survive a Book Festival

THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE I WENT TO THE TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS On March 12-13, Clark Lohr and Tim Moore graciously shared their booth at the Tucson Festival of Books with me and two other writers—Jackie Sereno and … Read on…

Behold the Inner Princess

Check out my blog at Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers: http://bit.ly/1Ul31r9. Here’s the first paragraph: Attendants flung open the doors to the Regency Room. I squeezed between tables set for seven hundred diners. Books by authors hosting tables decorated place … Read on…

Tucson Festival of Books

MAR 12-13 Tucson Fesival of Books: Nationally known authors, signings, panels, lectures, booths. University of Arizona. http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

Desert Sleuths Members at LCC 2016

Desert Sleuth Members: Here is a list of all the DS members I could find and their appearances (on panels and Author Discovery) at Left Coast Crime 2016. Remember to support your DS members! If I left you out, let … Read on…

Crossing the Bar

UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST TO WRITERS Crossing the Bar Left Coast Crime is coming to my home town, and it coincides with the publication of my first book, Murder Casts Its Spell. It can’t get any better. Time for me … Read on…

Summary of Dan Baldwin’s Talk on Ghostwriting

Dan Baldwin spoke to the Society of Southwest Authors/Valley of the Sun Chapter on December 27 at the Tempe Library. Baldwin has ghostwritten over 50 books on many topics. The income from ghostwriting funds his real love of writing fiction—he’s … Read on…

UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST TO WRITERS

FEB 18-20 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference: Over thirty authors, wide range of topics. ASU’s Historic Quarter. http://piper.asu.edu/conference-about/ FEB 25-28 Left Coast Crime: Crime fiction conference includes nationally known authors. Hyatt Regency downtown Phoenix. http://leftcoastcrime2016.com MAR 12-13 Tucson Fesival of … Read on…