Author Archives: kshughart47

Getting Rid of Clutter by Karen Shughart

Clean out those closets, put away the winter clothing, cut back the dead flowers from the yard.  Donate that dress or those slacks you haven’t worn in years, even if you love them. Shoulder pads are probably gone for good, … 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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