Category Archives: All Things Murder

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Check Your Facts, Ma’am

A mystery writer must be sure of all the facts of her story. Not only must she be attentive to the elements of the plot—timeline of the murder, alibis, physical traits of the characters—but every piece of information included in … Continue reading

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A Few More Reader Questions

Since my last post, the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and the U.S. presidential race ended in astounding fashion. Holy cow! is all I have to say about both historical events. Today I want to share a few more … Continue reading

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How Veronica and Barton Came Into Being

As I mentioned in my last post, during my library visits I was asked how I came to choose a soap opera actress as the protagonist of my cozy series and why I placed her hometown in the Adirondacks. I grew up … Continue reading

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My Home Away From Home

Tomorrow evening I will meet with the Investigating Mysteries book group at the New City (New York) Free Library. If you’re in the area, please join us to talk about the first Veronica Walsh mystery, All Things Murder. I’m particularly excited about this … Continue reading

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Blog Tour Plans

Happy Sunday, everyone! I have an update on the blog tour I’ve arranged for the release of Murder, by George. One month to go until the book is shipped from Five Star’s warehouse to booksellers and wholesalers for library orders. Time’s … Continue reading

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All Things at the Library

I paid a visit to the Sloatsburg Public Library this past Wednesday to meet with a few of its patrons and read a selection from All Things Murder. I must thank the library’s Sue Melnyk and Sandy Welsh for arranging … Continue reading

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Edits, Round Two

This past week I have been working on the second round of edits Tracey Matthews from Five Star sent me a few days before Easter. Have you ever worked with the Track Changes feature in MS Word? If you have, you … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had as wonderful and fulfilling a Christmas season as I did. It started with a beautiful Mass at my parish on Christmas morning, followed by a day spent with my mother, … Continue reading

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The Green Light

I have great news! On Friday I received an email from my editor at Five Star, Tiffany Schofield, with an offer to publish the second Veronica Walsh Mystery, Murder, by George. I accepted immediately. I’m thankful and excited that Five Star … Continue reading

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A Message To My Friends, The Feds

I’ve been doing research on the Internet for my next cozy mystery, reading up on deadly poisons, vehicular homicide, and strangulation as I work out who is the victim and who the murderer. I’ve paused more than once, imagining how … Continue reading

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