Murder, Mayhem and the Mutt

on April 2, 2015

Pets are the best! They are our constant companions, love us when we’re bitchy and in our sloppy PJs with no hair combed and when we have the flu. And they train us really well. And here I thought we were supposed to train them! Ha! Pet joke:  What side of the door does the… Read More

Duffy Brown

Duffy Brown

and then there’s the romance side of Duffy Brown... I am also Dianne Castell

As a USA Today bestselling author, I wrote for Kensington and Harlequin, won Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, HOLT-Medallion Award, been on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine and included in Rhapsody Book Club, Doubleday Book Club and made the Waldenbooks Bestseller list.


on February 25, 2014

Hello, my name is Sheila Connolly and I write three ongoing mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime. In my spare time I write short stories and self-publish single-title mysteries. And suspense. And romance, with a little paranormal stuff thrown in. And I am an addict. People look at me and ask, how do you do… Read More

A Cozy Life

on December 5, 2013

In our family room my husband is watching a Hallmark movie about a gorgeous judge-cum-shampoo-model in a small coastal town where no one locks his door and all the parked cars have keys in them. A thieves paradise, yet the crime rate is barely above 0 (and that’s because sweet old Mr. C is losing… Read More

Starting Over

on October 21, 2013

Readers frequently ask: how do you start over with a new book or series? How do you go from one thing to another without losing track of where you are? The answer is easy, and complex. As we create a new book or series, it takes months to get to know our characters. By the… Read More

Assembling Sid the Skeleton

on September 26, 2013

I know what you’re thinking. How hard can it be to assemble a human skeleton? The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone’s connected to the leg bone, the leg bone’s connected to the… And so on. But that oh so helpful mnemonic only works with real skeletons. (Plus you’d need over… Read More

Mysteries and Messages

on June 14, 2013

Thanks yet again to Writerspace for inviting me to blog.  I was here just a few weeks ago discussing, among other things, the reprinting of my third Pet Rescue Mystery HOUNDS ABOUND with a special seal on it as part of Penguin Group (USA)’s Read Humane program.  And now I’m here because of my first… Read More

The Diva Visits Threadville

on June 12, 2013

Krista Davis and Janet Bolin were online critique partners long before either of them was published. Now they share the same publisher, Berkley Prime Crime, and their most recent mysteries came out on the same day, June 4.  THE DIVA FROSTS THE CUPCAKE is the seventh book in Krista’s Domestic Diva Mystery series. THREAD AND… Read More