It's been a fun year connecting with other writers and learning about their process, their joys, and what they read. At the same time it's been a lot of work. As a mom with a full-time job trying to find time for my own writing, the reality is that something has to give. So at … Continue reading on hiatus – scroll for older posts
There's nothing like a dash of romance for the darkest season of the year - so I've invited Jacquolyn McMurray to bring a little seasonal spirit, along with writerly thoughts, to the blog this month. Jacquolyn's most recent book is Sheltered From Love, a second-chance romance. For the season, look also for her Mele Kalikimaka … Continue reading Jacquolyn McMurray
Please join me in welcoming Suzanne Trauth, playwright and author of the Dodie O'Dell Mystery Series, which ties her love of theater together with the novel form. Her newest novel, released this past summer, What Remains of Love follows the main character as she grieves for and learns about her father's life. Her experience writing plays … Continue reading Suzanne Trauth
Just in time for Indigenous Peoples Day, I'm pleased to share the words, this month, of Paty Jager, author of several mystery series, some of which feature strong indigenous Americans. I discovered her through the Shandra Higheagle mysteries, and her most recent novel is Double Down, book 3 in the Spotted Pony Casino Mysteries, published … Continue reading Paty Jager
It's a pleasure to share with you the words of Robert Herold, author of The Eidola Project and, most recently, Totem of Terror. His books have kept me up at night, both from the need to keep reading and from the thoughts in my head after I close the last page. Find him on BookBub … Continue reading Robert Herold
This month's guest on Writers SimpliFived Darcie Wilde writes historical mysteries and romance. Her most recent, A Counterfeit Suitor, is the fifth of the Rosalind Thorne mysteries, which began with A Useful Woman. Among the things I enjoyed most about connecting with Darcie is her ability to convey a lot with few words. My instinct … Continue reading Darcie Wilde
Christine DeSmet's First Degree Fudge, the first of her Fudge Shop mysteries, left me hungry for more fun flavored fudge and mysteries. The Wisconsin settings for her Fudge Shop and Moonstone mysteries are idyllic, and apparently ideal for murder, in the way cozy mysteries always find quaint towns to be. In addition to writing her … Continue reading Christine DeSmet
Marty Wingate writes mysteries with birds, gardens, and a library full of mystery books! The Librarian Always Rings Twice, is the third book in her First Edition Library mysteries, which is the third series of mysteries she has written. The others are the Potting Shed mysteries and the Birds of a Feather mysteries, and they … Continue reading Marty Wingate
Candace Robb, author of medieval historical books including her Owen Archer series, took a stab at my five questions this month and provided me with plenty new to think about. My biggest takeaway from our conversation? Besides things I learned, I realized I really want to read more of her books! And there are plenty … Continue reading Candace Robb
This month I connected with Alice K. Boatwright, with my five questions and some follow-up conversation. Alice's most recent book is SEA, SKY, ISLANDS: Three stories from the San Juan Islands. She is currently working on the third book in her Ellie Kent mystery series and is the author of many short stories. Her three … Continue reading Alice K. Boatwright
I pose my five questions to Jeffrey D. Briggs, author of the Waterfront Mysteries. I loved the first book, Out of the Cold Dark Sea (see my review here) and look forward to reading the latest, Within A Shadowed Forest. Books in the Waterfront Mystery series are available at Amazon, Beach House Greetings, Edmonds Bookshop, … Continue reading Jeffrey D. Briggs ?
This month I pose my five questions to Cynthia Blair, author of three mystery series (written as Cynthia Baxter), including the “Reigning Cats & Dogs” mysteries featuring Long Island veterinarian Jessica Popper. Titles include Dead Canaries Don’t Sing and Putting On the Dog. She has also written contemporary women’s fiction and young adult novels. You can … Continue reading Cynthia Blair ?
This post begins my 2022 quest to interview other writers about writing, reading, and being kind