LET’S TALK ABOUT…FREE WILL

by Mary J. Williams As human beings, one of the greatest gifts we were given is the power to choose the course of our actions. In simple terms, when you leave the house, do you turn right, or left? Your choice. Your free will. The same ability to decide which way to turn applies in… Read More

A Little Time At The Beach

Everyone loves the beach.  Though I live in Montana, I’m fortune to spend my winters at the beach in sunny California.  My writing space looks out on a boat channel that leads to the harbor so I watch the tide go up and down several times a day. A bicycle-ride away, a sandy beach slopes… Read More

Finding Her Tribe: Dinah of Seneca

My story is about a woman who wants a home and a family. Because, while Warriors of Seneca includes science fiction and fantasy concepts and while I placed Romans and Vikings into the same universe (because it’s fun), and while there are some intense scenes of battle in the tale, at the center of this… Read More

It’s Historical Mystery Award Season!

Spring seems to be the season for historical fiction and mystery writing awards: the Lefty (awarded at Left Coast Crime), the Agatha (Malice Domestic), the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America), and my new favorite, the Benjamin Franklin (Independent Book Publishers Association, aka IBPA). I’m excited to share the news that FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH… Read More

Help Lyn Cote Choose a Cover Model

Can you believe it–I’m asking for help in choosing a cover model. At least nobody can say I’ve just spent the winter sitting by the fire sipping hot cocoa! Though I did do some of that. I already decided that my next book will be out in June and that it’s another “season” in my… Read More

Let Me Tell You a Story

By Barbara Longley I’ve been teased plenty about writing romance. Mercilessly in fact. Misconceptions abound about my chosen genre, not to mention generalizations and stereotypes. So, why do I write romance you ask? Here’s why: Romance guarantees a satisfying resolution. In other words, when you read a romance, you know up front there will be… Read More

Family Ties

I’m so excited about the upcoming release of my new book MENDING FENCES on June 19. It’s a book about family. Specifically, the book revolves around a widowed father and his four daughters: Sharon, Kathy, Patti, and Helen. My mom and dad had six girls. Actually they had three girls, waited ten years, then had… Read More

2 Imagine that…

If you were a cat, and not just any ordinary cat, but a sleek, black cat detective who rivals Sherlock Holmes in his ability to ferret out crime and solve murders, what would you sound like? Well, Benedict Cumberbatch, of course. Writing about anthropomorphic characters is a new twist for me but I find I’m… Read More

Pick and Chews

by Linda O. Johnston Happy May, everyone!  I’m certainly happy.  My latest Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, Pick and Chews, is a May release.  It’s the fourth book in my Barkery & Biscuits mystery series for Midnight Ink. I just attended Malice Domestic, a wonderful conference for writers and readers of traditional mysteries, held each year… Read More