Every reader has his or her own list of pet peeves when it comes to books. You know what I mean — those literary and stylistic conventions that make you grit your teeth when you read them. I’ve got a list that probably looks a lot like yours. In the top ten would be the… Read More
Ali Brandon, author of the upcoming contemporary cozy
series, The Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries from Berkley
Prime Crime. Mix a bad-tempered black cat named Hamlet with
an unwitting bookstore owner named Darla, add a dead body or
two, and you have the kind of fast-paced murder mystery that
will make you purr with satisfaction.
And, shhh! Don\'t tell, but Ali is also Diane A.S. Stuckart,
author of the award-winning Leonardo da Vinci Mystery
series. To learn more about Ali/Diane and the first Black
Cat Bookshop Mystery, DOUBLE BOOKED FOR DEATH (on
the shelves December 2011!), go to www.dianestuckart.com.
My name is Ali Brandon, and even though I write the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime, I’m an orange tabby cat junkie. If a kitty has sunny stripes, it’s automatically my kind of feline. And why not? Orange traditionally symbolizes strength and fortitude, happiness and success. Going more esoteric, the orange… Read More
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MAKING YOUR STORY BELIEVABLE
by Kat Martin One of the best ways to make your story believable is to use real places to locate the action and the real names of restaurants and streets. Actually going there, of course, is the best way to make that happen. Or using places you went to at some other time in your… Read More