Category Archives: mystery

Solving a Puzzle to Escape

Fun and something we’d never heard of before. On a recent trip to visit our eldest daughter and family, she arranged for us to visit, Get a Clue, an escape room in Temecula. Everyone said, “Oh, Mom will be good … Continue reading

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Did You Like It?

If you follow many authors on social media or through their newsletters, then you’ve probably seen a request for readers to post reviews. These days, for whatever reason, reviews are king! It’s not a new concept. Even before the internet … Continue reading

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Fingerprinting by Paty Jager

My current work in progress has been interesting and fun. I’ve had numerous conversations with forensic and law enforcement employees about fingerprints. While the fingerprints on an object doesn’t help find the killer in my book, the illusion they are … Continue reading

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When a book festival isn’t so festive

The fact that the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is America’s largest literary event doesn’t necessarily make it the best. Each year my Sisters in Crime chapter rents a festival booth where members can sell their books. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Writing Can be Painful Sometimes

Many times I’ve written how wonderful it is to be a writer, to be in control of my imaginary world, to find out what is happening in the lives of the characters I’ve come to know and love. However, there … Continue reading

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Dialog: it’s the part of the story that makes the characters come alive on the page. When characters speak and how they speak create the atmosphere of the story.  Stories without dialog are told, not shown. So, you, the writer, … Continue reading

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Walk the Walk by Paty Jager

The whole reason I picked an amateur sleuth was to avoid having to be too technical with cop speak and legalese. I’m working on Book 8, Fatal Fall, in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery series. Shandra has the flu and her … Continue reading

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