Tag Archives: writing
I was thrilled to read a new study showing a causal link between working at a messy desk and being creative, because I can use it to rationalize what I’ve always considered to be a major personal failing. I’m not … Continue reading
How much does the cover of a book influence your decision, if not to buy, then at least to pick it up and take a look? Although we’d like to think otherwise, covers strongly influence our choice of reading. Sure, … Continue reading
Most of the email I get is just lovely, but every rule has its exceptions.
I decided to try my hand at another form of expression and put a few of my more humorous experiences into a visual form. Take a look at my new cartoon and let me know what you think.
It dawned on me recently that mystery writers do not think the same way that normal …um, I mean other … people think. It’s the little things: scanning the local crime reports and feeling a little disappointed that nothing eventful … Continue reading
I love getting to meet people who have read my books – it’s one of the very nicest parts of being an author. But one topic comes up frequently and yet always surprises me. People ask me where I get … Continue reading
I describe describe the nature of obsession on the Criminal Element blog… Obsession. The grand passion that drives a nominally sane member of society to destruction, murder, and madness. Great literature of every era has explored this topic: Ahab’s obsession … Continue reading