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TWO KIRKUS, STARRED REVIEWS

Madcap characters proliferate. Some are good and protective, but others are as dangerous as rattlesnakes. Continue reading

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THREE ANNOYING MISTAKES MADE BY SOME WELL-KNOWN AUTHORS

Maybe this has been going on for a long time, and I just hadn’t noticed. During these last few months several of my favorite authors made some writing decisions that yanked me out of their stories and away from their … Continue reading

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CLUES FOR THE CLUELESS

How do clues work?  This question became one of my biggest worries when I started writing murder mysteries.  At a  conference last Saturday (hosted by Croak & Dagger, the Albuquerque Chapter of Sisters in Crime) Jan Burk, moderator of our … Continue reading

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If you slow down so everyone can catch up, then no one reaches his or her full potential.

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AFTER THE LAST PAGE

I hate roller coasters. Now I’m on one, excited–intimidated–euphoric–worried– Well, you know how it goes if you’re a writer and remember when your very first book finally found a home after all those years of revisions, advice, revisions, and more … Continue reading

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Blog Hop: Game of Tag about How We Write.

Patricia Smith Wood tagged me in the Blog Hop sweeping the internet for writers. I’m to reveal my innermost writing secrets.  Also I’ve tagged two other engaging authors. I’ll tell you who they are at the end of my post. … Continue reading

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Defining Our Differences: Another Test For You

Originally posted on Inkydance Studios:
I pulled out my car keys and started out the door.  My husband stopped me and smiled.  He handed me a map because he knows me well. I usually have a good sense of where…

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