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By Elaine Viets "A severe storm brought gigantic hail to parts of Oklahoma and Texas," the news story began. "Golf-ball sized hail fell . . ." That's a hail stone an inch and three-quarters in diameter, according to the National... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets My friend Mindy is taking a vacation -– and I envy her. Yes, she's going some place scenic, and I hope she's enjoying a pina colada right now. But she's doing something far more extreme than sitting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets I've been off my feed recently, ever since I woke up with a numb left foot. The docs decided something was haywire with the wiring along my neck and spine and I had a pinched nerve. I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets Dear Friends, It's tough being a novelist in south Florida. The place is surreal. I write fiction for a living. But how can I make up things when my state has a python hunting program? You read... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets The Femmes are on the move. We'll be at conferences New York, Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Colorado. Our novels have been praised in the New York Times, and appearing on TV. We're on panels and up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets It's difficult to explain how I wound up onstage playing air guitar with an international touring show in South Florida. (That's me with the blue guitar, behind the singer in yellow.) It's also difficult to explain the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets "Five fire engines, two ladder trucks, a portable light truck, a battalion chief’s van, and what looked like every cop car in Chouteau County were fighting this fire. Death investigator Angela Richman knew it was already too... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Everyone in my supermarket was shivering. We were bundled up in boots, scarves and heavy coats. All we could talk about at the deli counter was how cold it was. "How are you?"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Many families have their own language, with private words and phrases they created. These family words are part of their history, and honor the bond we have with each other and with past... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at My Weblog
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Aw, hell, Jeff. I'm sorry.
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Like most people, I have a closet full of fashion failures: There's the black fake Chanel suit that adds thirty years to my age and makes me look like a down-on-her-luck Park Avenue... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at My Weblog
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Meet Bill Hopkins, one of my favorite writers and characters. Bill has writes the award-winnng Judge Rosswell Carew mysteries. I'm currently reading and enjoying "Courting Murder." Bill is a retired trial judge, prosecuting attorney, and attorney. He also advises a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales "This may account for the obvious fact that his wife has ceased to love him." -- Sherlock Holmes, from The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. For me, that's the most memorable line in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at My Weblog
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Merry Christmas! Yesterday, Frere Dean James told us about his Christmas movie tradition. Today, my friend and mystery lover Doris Ann Norris discusses St. Nick on the small and large screen. Enjoy! -- Elaine Viets By Doris Ann Norris 'Tis... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets I'm bombarded by offers from mail-order meal services. You know the ones: They send you a box of "farm fresh" ingredients for the meals, plus the directions, and you cook it. If the food tastes half as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at My Weblog
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Donna Andrews: Wishing everyone a Thanksgiving where there's nothing but peace and good fellowship around the table. Dana Cameron: I'm wishing everyone who celebrates a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving, and a happy and peaceful Thursday to those who don't! Charlaine... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales Working at home takes discipline and determination. Every day I get up, eat breakfast, and go straight to my office, revved and ready to work. I fire up my computer – and watch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at My Weblog
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Today, the Femmes Fatales welcome the award-winning author, Alexandra Sokoloff. She writes the Huntress/FBI Thriller series (Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, Cold Moon, and on Nov. 1, Bitter Moon), which have been optioned for television. Leave a comment – she's giving... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets Last Wednesday, Don and I were part of the two million people ordered to evacuate for Hurricane Matthew. Matthew – a rare, powerful Category 5 – had lashed Haiti and was barreling across the Bahamas straight for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets My mother was a good Catholic, who wouldn't let her children read dirty books. She understood the power of words, and believed sleazy books would warp our young minds. Poor Mom never understood that banned books were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets "Do you get proposals of marriage on Facebook?" I asked Jessica. She's thirty-something, cute and curly-haired. Looked like a love object to me. "No," Jessica said. "Who's proposing to you?" "A man in his sixties said he... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at My Weblog
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I'm delighted to introduce you to one of my favorite mystery writers, Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award winning author of the Mas Arai and Officer Ellie Rush bicycle cop series. Put both her series in your TBR pile. You'll thank me.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Canned peaches, strawberry jam, and grape jelly. The summer canning season has started and my friends with gardens are busily putting up their bounty. They're also making memories. Some of my best memories... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at My Weblog
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Today, I'm thrilled to have Rogue Women Writers blogger and international thriller writer Chris Goff challenge your perceptions about who reads -- and writes -- thrillers. Welcome, Chris. -- Elaine Viets. By Chris Goff for the Femmes Fatales. At the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets “Writing is a calling. Every writer digs deep into their soul to discover the roots and reasons for this urge." Warren "War of Roses" Adler wrote that. In his Writers of the World Website, we try to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at My Weblog