Absinthe…the seductive killer sweet of Gilded Age New Orleans

on December 13, 2017

Greetings! During the frosty, dark nights of December, I always crave killer sweets. Sweets like chocolate marshmallow fudge. And glazed gingerbread. And cinnamon-sugared crullers. And as I write the sequel to Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper—which takes place in 1889 New Orleans—I’ve been lusting after that city’s most popular killer sweet: creamy pecan… Read More

Ana Brazil

Ana Brazil

A native of California, Ana Brazil lived in the south for many years. She earned her MA in American history from Florida State University and traveled her way through Mississippi as an architectural historian. Ana loves fried mullet, Greek Revival colonnades, and Miss Welty’s garden. She has a weakness for almost all things New Orleans. (Although she’s not sure just how it happened…but she favors bluegrass over jazz.) The Fanny Newcomb stories celebrate the tenacity, intelligence, and wisdom of the dozens of courageous and outrageous southern women that Ana is proud to call friends. Although Ana, her husband, and their dog Traveller live in the beautiful Oakland foothills, she is forever drawn to the lush mystique of New Orleans, where Fanny Newcomb and her friends are ever prepared to seek a certain justice.

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SIGN OF THE TIMES

on March 29, 2017

by Wendy Corsi Staub My new psychological suspense novel, BONE WHITE (HarperCollins) hits store shelves this week, and I’m hoping my Florida readers near The Villages will come see me at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnes and Noble on Lake Sumter Market Square, 1055 Old Camp Road. With every release, I tend to reflect over… Read More

A Man Worth the Wait…

on January 31, 2017

By Laura Griffin Readers have been asking me for years about the sexy and mysterious Scott Black, and I’m thrilled to finally share his story! AT CLOSE RANGE, the eleventh book in my New York Times bestselling Tracers series, hits book stores this week. As a ballistics expert and former Navy SEAL, Scott Black knows… Read More

A New Year Deserves a New Book …

on January 4, 2017

Some people find a New Year and the resolutions that can come with it a burden, but not me. I love a fresh start. In fact, I welcome any fresh start that I can get:  the new pristine page in a daily desktop calendar, the arrival of a new month, even the change of season…. Read More

The Various Forms of Danger

on November 29, 2016

Sweeping in with December snows are two new books that illustrate not only that danger can come in many forms (some quite appealing), but also that what constitutes danger always lies in the eyes of the beholder. New York Times Bestselling Author Sabrina Jeffries explores “the danger of desire” in her novel of the same… Read More

TRICKS AND TREATS—JUST FOR READERS!

on October 18, 2016

When the days grow shorter and the chill wind blows, a writer’s thoughts turn to a favorite holiday–Halloween. This season, 9 mystery writers offer a collection of 9 original stories for those who love a gentle walk on the dark side. MIDNIGHT MYSTERIES is available now for $2.99. LynDee Walker, Eleanor Cawood Jones, and Carolyn Haines… Read More

Autumn Ushers in New Fall Novels

on October 4, 2016

Hollywood may save its blockbusters for summer moviegoers, but savvy readers know that publishers often save their best books for fall. That’s why October is the gateway month to the year’s biggest new books. And October 2016 promises to be no different. #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Robyn Carr is first out of the… Read More

Five Great Things about Being an Author

on October 3, 2016

Hi All!  There’s such a fun group of readers at Writerspace that I was very excited to write another blog here!  Deadly Silence releases tomorrow, and it’s the first book in a new series about the Blood Brothers.  These guys were thrown together years ago at a dangerous boy’s home, and they quickly bonded strong… Read More

September Takes a Mysterious Turn

on September 27, 2016

Writerspace has always been about love and mystery. But sometimes the latter can get short shrift. But not this September. September this year meant Bouchercon 2016: Blood on the Bayou, with the world mystery convention being held in the most fitting of places: New Orleans. (Think ComicCon for mystery lovers or RWA for crime buffs… Read More

Resurrecting the Novel in the Drawer – How I Turned a First Effort Into a Publishable Novel Ten Years Later

on June 13, 2016

Good or bad, we all remember our first. I’m not sure what the percentages are officially, but a very informal poll taken on Facebook gave me some figures to work with. Out of 113 authors surveyed, 60% abandoned their first effort and felt that was a Very. Good. Thing. Nearly 40% saw their first novel… Read More