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Co-Writing a Mystery by Karen Shughart

If anyone had told me I’d someday be co-writing a mystery with 21 others, I’m not sure I would have believed them. Writing a book with so many authors seems like it would be an impossible endeavor. But that’s just … Continue reading

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The World Through My Eyes

The fifth book in the Adam Kaminski mystery series will come out this summer. I am so excited to share it with you! I’ve spent the past two years working on this book that looks at the world through the … Continue reading

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Who Saw That?

Julia Kaminski, sister to the hero of the Adam Kaminski mystery series, is a photographer. A good one. She’s still figuring out how to make a living in her chosen profession. In an ideal world, she’d earn her money by … 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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What Makes a Book Great?

I just finished the seventh book in a seven book mystery series. I picked up the first because I loved the cover. Also because it had a good blurb and some good reviews and it was set in a little … Continue reading

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Canine Takeover by Paty Jager

I’m sure you’ve heard actors say not to work with children and animals, you’ll get upstaged every time. That’s what happened when I decided to make a secondary character from the Shandra Higheagle Mystery series a main player in the … Continue reading

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