Category Archives: Guest Blogger

Why I Write Mysteries by Saralyn Richard

I love reading and writing in all genres. I’ve taught creative writing to high schoolers and adults, and I’ve rarely met a story or a writer that I didn’t enjoy getting to know, but when it comes to writing novels … Continue reading

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How Crime Novelists Come Up with Ideas by Richard Armstrong

Where do writers come up with the ideas for crime and mystery novels?  It’s a bit of mystery itself, isn’t it!  I’m sure for some writers the crime section of the local newspaper is a rich source of inspiration.  Others … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger-Kathleen Kaska

Truth in Fiction Readers often ask me if my mysteries are based on real-life crimes and circumstances. My answer is that my imagination provides what I need for my plots, so using actual cases is not necessary. However, there are … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger – Eileen Watkins

My Cat Groomer Mystery series evolved from a theme suggested by my publisher, but animals always have been a passion for me. As an only child, I grew up with pets instead of siblings, and related to them almost as … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger- Wendy Tyson

Giving Back Gives Back By Wendy Tyson My family moved from Philadelphia to Vermont last year, and I’ve spent the last ten months getting further acquainted with our new hometown. Small-town living is quite different from life in the sprawling … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger- Christoph Burmeister

The Poetic Murderer, and me — How the Book Came to Be Fear will learn to fear you. Last winter I got the news: Lionel Ross wanted to publish my first novel. I was overjoyed and humbled beyond my ability … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger- C.T. Collier

New Voices in Academic Mysteries by C.T. Collier Even before I joined the ranks of college faculty, I loved a good academic mystery—one with a professor solving a murder, whether it happened on campus or on vacation. Now that I … Continue reading

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