Category Archives: Writing Life

An award to remember

I describe attending the Mary Higgins Clark Award presentation in my guest post on the Book People/ Mystery People blog … The MWA Agents and Editor’s Cocktail Party is one of the many events making up the Edgar Awards festivities … Continue reading

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Have You Been to Egypt – Part 2

My first novel DEATH ON TOUR would never have happened without the trip I took to Egypt. The second day in Cairo was packed with enough activities to have filled an entire week – a visit to the pyramids of … Continue reading

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Have You Been To Egypt?

The question I’m asked most frequently is, “Have you been to Egypt?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” because that without that trip, I would never have been able to write DEATH ON TOUR. In point of fact, the tour … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Naming a character is always a matter of intense interest for an author. Sometimes it’s a lot of work – I find myself flipping through the phone book or baby name book looking for that perfect first name/last name combination. … Continue reading

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Malice Domestic: Lessons for a New Writer

I needed to learn how to act like an author…and quickly! But how? Before I finished my first novel, I thought that publication was the end the journey.  I rejoiced, I celebrated, I did the happy dance (and trust me, … Continue reading

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