Category Archives: mystery

Every Event is a Learning Experience by Paty Jager

December 3rd I had the privilege of attending a 75 author signing event that had been held for 50 years at the Oregon Historical Society building in downtown Portland, Oregon. I was hesitant to send in an application when I … Continue reading

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The long and the ‘shorts’ of it all

By Sally Carpenter A short story anthology is like a box of chocolate—you never know what you’re going to get. Like all small presses, Cozy Cat Press doesn’t have a big advertising budget, so publisher Patricia Rockwell is always looking … Continue reading

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Thinking About Mystery Conferences for Next Year?

(The above is a panel of police officers from all over the country who’ve were detectives, undercover, and served in many different jobs, and every one I can call my friend.) I’d like to tell you about my favorite, the … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger – Wendy Tyson

Why I Write The Greenhouse Mystery Series My husband and I are passionate organic gardeners. A few years ago we started our own small vegetable farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with the intention of developing it into an organic CSA … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Characters

Part of what makes a great story is great characters. Any reader can tell you that. Writers talk about developing characters, fleshing them out, giving them back story, making them flawed and relatable. These are all vital steps in creating … Continue reading

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Brainstorming another Series by Paty Jager

Besides loving thinking up ways to kill people and how to fool readers about who did it, I love coming up with a new series and characters. That’s where I’m at now. I have three more Shandra Higheagle Mystery books … Continue reading

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Guest Author – Carole Price

Murder never entered my mind until I retired. I love puzzles of all kinds, but I favor a good mystery. As a teen, I listened to Inner Sanctum, Dragnet, and the Falcon on the radio. After retiring, I attended my … Continue reading

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