Tag Archives: Janis Patterson

Fairy Tales, The Easter Bunny and a New Touchstone

by Janis Patterson Every year I look forward to the holiday season. I love Christmas – the decorations, the carols, the promise and reassurance of my faith, the bonhomie, the electric excitement in the air. New Year’s is the symbol … Continue reading

Posted in Janis Patterson | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tell Me Again – What Time Is It?

by Janis Patterson One of the most unsettling things about being a writer is what I call ‘time dislocation.’ There is the Now that we are all experiencing – the date printed on today’s calendar, the time shown on all … Continue reading

Posted in Janis Patterson | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Mind Games and Murder

by Janis Patterson I wonder if all mystery writers are irretrievably warped? I spent last week at the Novelists’ Inc. (NINC) conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida. It was held at the luxurious TradeWinds resort, a place of which dreams … Continue reading

Posted in Janis Patterson | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Privacy, Responsibility and General Robert E. Lee

by Janis Patterson On this and other blogs I have always ranted about the necessity of a writer for privacy, of how we shouldn’t have to open ourselves and our personal lives up just because our fans want us to … Continue reading

Posted in Janis Patterson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

What’s Old Is New Again

by Janis Patterson I don’t have much time to read, but for various reasons not long ago I agreed to review a few books. Two were okay – nothing to write home about, but at least grammatical and spelt correctly, … Continue reading

Posted in Janis Patterson, mystery | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Clues, Magic and Little Cat Feet

by Janis Patterson I’ll admit I get a little put out when people (including some writers) say “Oh, I could never write a mystery – how do you think of all those clues and where to put them?” Usually, when … Continue reading

Posted in Janis Patterson | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Christmas is Coming

by Janis Patterson For once I’m way ahead of a deadline. It’s a situation that doesn’t happen very often, and I’m going to enjoy every bit of it! A couple of months ago a couple of mystery writer friends and … Continue reading

Posted in Janis Patterson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments