Category Archives: Musings

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If you like kick-ass heroines, regardless of which side of the law they’re on, you’ve come to the right place. As we get to know each other, I’ll introduce you to my characters via their own stories — and between their stories, … Continue reading

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The value of short fiction

Some colleagues and I were recently discussing the relative value of short fiction (short stories, novelettes, and novellas) vs full-length novels. Much to my surprise, there were those who seemed to feel that short stories were of no particular value … Continue reading

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The mystery of marketing

I just read a thoughtful blog post by Shelly Frome over at Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers, where she talks a bit about the recommendations frequently made to writers to promote, promote, promote their own work. I wrote a witty … Continue reading

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The Last Sigh of the Moor

I love historical fiction – stories that connect me to a historical place and time and letting me see and experience it through the eyes of a character I can care about. But I’ve hesitated about trying my hand at … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray … the Anti-Hero

In most crime and mystery fiction, it’s pretty easy to spot the hero/heroine. She’s the person in the wrong place at the wrong time, who often finds herself in some sort of peril, but, in spite of all odds, manages … Continue reading

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Lies we tell ourselves

The novelette, With Friends Like These, is what I would call a complicated story. Not so much in the plotline, which is fairly straightforward, as in the subtext – the emotional wringer that Meg is being squeezed through as events push … Continue reading

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Planning for printing

A few people have asked if I’m planning to make a print (paper) version of my crime novel, Conflict of Interest available. The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Yes, as soon as I’ve sold enough of the ebook copies … Continue reading

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A bit of fun

My husband and I randomly happened to pick up “Wild Target” from Blockbuster yesterday – not sure why (the cover image caught my attention, the blurb hooked me…sound familiar?) The movie is based on the 1993 French film Cible Emouvante (which … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Mysteries

It’s spring-cleaning time (yeah, I’ve been putting it off for as long as possible), and I am once again amazed at the places in my house that manage to accumulate cat hair when I’m not looking. Like the top of … Continue reading

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On the job…

I got a little package in the mail today, and wanted to share it with you. Yup, you guessed it – it’s my new business cards, with the cover of my novel, Conflict of Interest right there in full color! … Continue reading

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