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by guest blogger Sherry Harris When I got the opportunity to write the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series, I had a heck of a time deciding where to set it. My husband served in the Air Force for 21 years... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at My Weblog
by guest blogger Maya Corrigan “I wish some psychologist would provide a convincing explanation of why murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.” --W. H. Auden, “The Kitchen of Life: An Introduction to the Art... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. One of the questions readers ask that used to bother me was the inevitable “where do you get your ideas?” Writers tend to find this question a lot less interesting than readers, perhaps because we realize that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I'm going to start with an official announcement from Malice Domestic: IF YOU’RE AN UNPUBLSHED WRITER, DON’T MISS THE BOAT! The deadline for submission to the William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grants Program for Unpublished Writers has been... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I just got back from my trip to St. Pete Beach, Florida, where I attended this year's Novelists, Inc. conference. Great time. Tired. No words. But I did get photos. Here are a few. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at My Weblog
Well, actually Dean is. Wearing his Miranda James hat. We just got the news that Bless Her Dead Little Heart, the first in his new Southern Ladies Mysteries, will debut at number 14 on the New York Times bestseller list.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Where did the summer go? This is the time of year when I traditionally beat myself up about everything I didn't get done this summer. It's a legacy from my long-past school days, I know, the feeling... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. You know it's time. Bite the bullet. Take the plunge. What used to be a beautiful thing just doesn't work anymore. It's time. It's past time. But something keeps holding you back. I'm thinking of unsubscribing from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Avast, landlubbers! There be pirates here! (And also a free book offer. More on that later.) When Barb Goffman, Marcia Talley, and I came up with Homicidal Holidays as the theme for the sixth volume of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I've been doing the 365 project for several years now. The 365 project challenges you to post, for every day, a picture that was taken that day. I like it because it makes me focus more on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews Yes, I had a very blue weekend. No sympathy, please; I'm in a great mood. I just got back from the Writers Police Academy. I will pause now for the requisite thank yous: to Lee Lofland for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at My Weblog
by Denise Swanson I hate doing research. I hated it in college. I hated it during the twenty-two years that I was a practicing psychologist. And I figured that I’d hate it as a fiction writer. Which is one of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews This past Saturday I went peach picking in the foothills of the Blue Ridge with a group of friends. It’s something we try to do every year. This year, by the time David, our leader, conferred with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at My Weblog
by Lynn Cahoon Thanks for inviting me to blog with Femme Fatales. Between being a plotting pantser (which means the story develops as I write it) and having a touch of ADHD, sometimes, I’m a mess. I can be rocking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Normally, I illustrate my posts with my own photos. Today, I'm featuring some of my favorite photos from another photographer/writer, Linda Lombardi. Lately, she's been doing a series of photos featuring her pugs. That's one of her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Oxford, Maryland, that is. This past weekend I followed what has become a delightful summer ritual. I had a signing scheduled at Mystery Loves Company in Oxford, so I went over Friday night and spent the morning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I was up in Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 10, for a signing at Chester County Books. And I had a gap between that and my signing at Mystery Loves Company on Saturday, July 12.(Note to readers: both... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. One of the challenges of writing a long-running series is that if you're any good at this character-building thing, you will create characters people want to see again. Fine by me, as a general rule. Many of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews Tomorrow's my pub date. Tuesday, July 8, 2014. I know some of you have already gotten your hands on a copy of The Good, the Bad, and the Emus--enjoy! For those of you who haven't--now's the time!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews Yesterday I got an email from something called Millward Brown, which describes itself as a global research firm. It said, in part: “As a valued Eddie Bauer customer, your feedback is very important to us. You are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews I've spent a lot of my spring watching baseball. One of my nephews played on a Little League AAA team this spring. His more sports-crazy brother played on a Little League majors team AND a travel team.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at My Weblog
by Charlaine Harris By the time you read this, I’ll be returning from Phoenix ComicCon. Most of my professional traveling for the year will be done, and I can actually put my suitcases away until late August, when I leave... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews I used to attend Mayhem in the Midlands every Memorial Day weekend. Since the demise of that lovely convention, I've missed spending time in Omaha. So I went back this year with a few friends and had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I no longer know what to do with myself on Thursday nights. For the past ten weeks I've been attending the Fairfax County Citizens Police Academy, a course our police department puts on to help citizens learn... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews I'm home from Malice Domestic. On the one hand, last night I enjoyed getting back to what has become my usual bedtime routine lately—watching an episode or two of Poirot on Netflix—and sleeping in my own bed.... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at My Weblog