Back in the Saddle (Again)

So it’s officially Monday and I’m at the keyboard, ready to plunge back into my manuscript-in-progress. Maybe “progress” isn’t quite the right word, but I’ve been thinking about it. And “plunge” might not be exactly the correct description, either. But I’m here, prepping to work, and that counts, right? Cue a few background bars of that inspiring oldie “Back in the Saddle Again.” On the other hand, please don’t. Continue reading Back in the Saddle (Again)

Guest Chick: Kate Lansing

Please join us in giving Kate Lansing, author of Killer Chardonnay, a very warm welcome! Killer Chardonnay is the first in her delightful Colorado Wine Mysteries series and it is available NOW!  The Subtle Art of Book Tasting Thanks so much for inviting me to be a guest! Before anyone gets too concerned, let me start by saying: No, I’m not actually consuming books, licking pages, or … Continue reading Guest Chick: Kate Lansing

Guest Chick: Maggie Toussaint

Please join us in welcoming award-winning author Maggie Toussaint today! The talented Maggie has written numerous books of mystery and suspense–including the most recent Seas the Day, and we’re so happy to have her visiting us today. River Holloway’s On The Case! I’m a sucker for old family photos! I love to look at faces and see what people were doing way back when. In my … Continue reading Guest Chick: Maggie Toussaint

Guest Chick: Larissa Reinhart

The Chicks are thrilled to welcome Larissa Reinhart, author of the Cherry Tucker Mystery, Maizie Albright Star Detective, and Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series, and more!  Why I Might Be Psychic. As a Writer. Not as a Human. An interesting story about a Chinese actress led me down a primrose path of ideas about murder to my latest Maizie Albright Star Detective book, 18 CALIBER. Also because … Continue reading Guest Chick: Larissa Reinhart

Chasing Amy March

Whether you’ve already seen Greta Gerwig’s new Little Women movie, or you’re still planning to, I promise: No real spoilers here. Of course, the book has been out for about a century and a half, there have been multiple previous film versions, and if you weren’t exposed to the general storyline through those, you probably saw the Friends episode where Rachel spills the beans about one sister’s fate to a devastated Joey. Continue reading Chasing Amy March

This Summer, at Writing Camp: A Letter Home from NaNoWriMo

It’s July, and many of us authors are packed off, some kicking and screaming, with our manuscripts to virtual Camp NaNoWriMo for a marathon month of “focus.” Lisa has fallen behind, so she is cheating by posting her required letter home from 3 years ago (with a few updates). Please cheer her on–and for the love of Fluffernutters, don’t tell her counselor!  Continue reading This Summer, at Writing Camp: A Letter Home from NaNoWriMo