Category Archives: Location

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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Introducing my Next Deputy Tempe Crabtree Mystery

Since this is also my wedding anniversary, it’s a good time to announce that I have a new Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery–Not as it Seems. Tempe and her husband, Hutch, travel to Morro Bay to attend their son’s wedding. This … Continue reading

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Creating more ‘dramatic’ characters

By Sally Carpenter When I began writing in earnest, I was more interested in playwrighting than penning novels. As a kid, I checked out plays from the local library to read instead of novels. Plays read fast (knock one off … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location by Carole Sojka

Readers often ask me if I’ve ever lived in Florida, and when I say I haven’t, they ask, logically, I suppose, “Then why are your mysteries set there?” But I’m afraid I don’t really know the answer. Because I’m a … Continue reading

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