In Praise of Kathy Reichs

This week, I managed to corral the whirlwind of energy that is Pamela Fagan Hutchins for a minute or two. Between moving house and bringing out engaging, well-plotted mysteries with impressive speed, she found time to write about her respect for Kathy Reich and her popular heroine. Who is your favorite female detective? Kathy Reichs’ […]

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Guest Blog: Silencing Roger

Today I am pleased to present a guest blog post by the talented writer Kate Spitzmiller. She’s learned from experience not to believe the naysayers, whoever and wherever they may be. Dear Roger Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a high school senior who was in an honors English […]

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Reading for Guilty Pleasure

I enjoy school. I tend to understand the rules of going to school: if you attend class and work hard, and don’t have to battle a learning disorder, you do relatively well. If you think outside the box, and write or read something a little different, you don’t do as well, but once you hit […]

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Back Cover Dreams

When I was a tween, mass was a mystical celebration, but the bookstore was my secondary church. The colorful displays of award winners and best-sellers, the crisp pages and new-book smell, I loved them all. I would enjoy the cover art, read the blurbs and then turn over the books to drink in the tempting […]

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Blessings of Book Release Month

The release month push for my ecollection, Trail Ways Pilgrims: Stories soon rumbles to a close. I hoped, I rejoiced, I worried, I focus-grouped, I advertised, I strategized, I thanked, I prayed, I pleaded, I danced, I worried more. I even faced down the rat hole of my “earnings” during tax time and agreed to […]

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