Famous First Lines Quiz

Famous First Lines Quiz

It is a truth universally acknowledged––to steal a line–– that good writers are well-read. Fellow writers (and readers) see if you are able to match the first lines with their titles and authors. The first lines are numbered; the authors are lettered; and the answer...
The Mystery Novel as Coffee Table Book

The Mystery Novel as Coffee Table Book

       Introduction: What writer hasn’t looked around her office and wondered where all those hard copies of her drafts came from. And then wondered what to do with them. Here is one solution. What I have written exists only if it appears on paper and I am able to...
Launch Party

Launch Party

It was ninety-seven degrees June 8, 2014, when we gathered at CRUX Winery to send In the Shadow of Lies: A Mystery Novel out into the world. Friends and family mingled and sweltered. Thank goodness for Heidi’s watermelon water!   Thank you for coming. I had...