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Co-Writing a Mystery by Karen Shughart

If anyone had told me I’d someday be co-writing a mystery with 21 others, I’m not sure I would have believed them. Writing a book with so many authors seems like it would be an impossible endeavor. But that’s just … Continue reading

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The Importance of Setting by Karen Shughart

As I write this, it’s raining. Heavily and steadily. And there’s a bit of a chill in the air. After all, it’s fall, a transition month of warm days, cool nights, brilliant sunshine and cloudless skies; apples, pumpkins, red orange, … Continue reading

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What Inspired You?

Many of us can look back and remember that defining moment when a person, event or experience inspired us to do what we do best. For me, it was a high school English teacher and a college professor. I wrote … Continue reading

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The Road to Writing is Paved with Good Intentions

My book, Murder in the Museum, was published in the spring by Cozy Cat Press. I resolved to spend at least twice a week promoting it and several more hours writing the second book in the series, Murder in the … Continue reading

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The First Sentence

I’ve spent my professional career writing, sometimes as a newspaper columnist and feature writer; other times where I contributed to or edited professional journals, brochures, quality of life books and newsletters. I also wrote two books of non-fiction. I knew … Continue reading

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Promoting a Book

Promoting books today is very different than it was twenty years ago, when my first book, a bed and breakfast guide and cookbook, was published. It was available in paperback. Period.  There were no eBooks; audio books were available, but … Continue reading

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Working with Law Enforcement Agencies

Working with law enforcement agencies can help make a mystery more credible. Continue reading

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