Category Archives: All Things Murder

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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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All Things Stats

Numbers have always been attracted to me. My work in my professional life has always tended more toward numeric than alpha. Sales figures, advertising expenditures, the cost of printing a book. Who sold the most? Who charges the least? I … Continue reading

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In The News

It’s been a quiet week. I have one bit of news: All Things Murder will be released in a large print format on October 22, with Amazon fulfilling orders starting November 12. We all know someone whose eyesight isn’t terrific. Large print … Continue reading

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Goodreads, Literary Matchmaker

Do you know Goodreads? The site’s home page poses a terrific invitation: “Meet your next favorite book.” Goodreads, perhaps the world’s largest book club, is a wonderful place for readers to meet, discover authors and books, and discuss their love of literature. Want to … Continue reading

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Freshman Year Again And Again

The release of All Things Murder has brought me back in contact with friends with whom I had lost touch. I recently heard from Maureen, a college friend. We caught up on each other’s lives and those of our mutual … Continue reading

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An Interview with Veronica Walsh

Writers will ask themselves questions when drawing memorable, well-developed characters. A few sample questions: What does the character look like? How old? Religion? Age? Family? Friends? I thought this week I’d again turn the blog over to Veronica Walsh from All … Continue reading

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A Trip To Barton

It’s vacation time! This time of year, many people are off to the beach or the mountains, a national park or a cruise ship, for refreshment and relaxation. Many take a book with them to give their minds a vacation, … Continue reading

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A Sister in Crime

This week I joined a wonderful organization, the Sisters in Crime, Inc. This is a terrific group composed of not only mystery writers, but also editors, agents, librarians, and readers. Their mission statement is to “Promote the ongoing advancement, recognition … Continue reading

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The Cast of All Things Murder Guest Post

Hi everyone! Today I am visiting Socrates’ Book Reviews with a post on the supporting characters in All Things Murder. Please drop by and investigate this terrific blog. Thank you, Yvonne, for the chance to visit your site and meet … Continue reading

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