Of course you do! Whenever I meet people and tell them that I write historical mysteries, they often say “I’ve always wanted to write a mystery!” or “I have a great idea for a mystery; if only I knew how to write it all down!” Here’s the good news about all that…if you want to… Read More
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.
by Linda O. Johnston Busy month! Next weekend I will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, I’ll be volunteering in the afternoon at the Los Angeles Romance Authors booth, and on Sunday I’ll be signing at the Sisters in Crime booth, staffing the Mystery Writers… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston Last month I blogged about the end of 2016, so it feels only natural to blog today about the beginning of 2017. If you read my blog last month you’ll know that I anticipate the publication of two new books, in different genres, this year: BAD TO THE BONE, the third… Read More
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The Realities Of Writing
I don’t know about you, but before I was an author, my idea of what authors did all day was so far removed from what really happens on a day to day basis. I will preface this by saying that I also have a full-time 9-5 job Monday through Friday on top of my writing… Read More