This is probably the most common question asked of me by folks hearing for the first time that I write mystery novels. And my go-to answer is generally, “Why, everywhere!” But the other day, when a neighbor—who’s just now reading through my Sally Solari series—asked me this question, after providing the same stock answer as usual (with the addition of, “Hey, you might end up … Continue reading Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
Here’s a snippet of a conversation between me and my best friend at a Jazzercise class some time ago: Me: Did you read about the body found floating in the Pacific? Bestie: Murdered by the scientist, right? Me (tying my shoes): Then decapitated. Bestie (lunging into a calf stretch): I think they only found the torso. Me: Oh, I hadn’t heard that. It was at … Continue reading Why Being a Mystery Author is Murder on my Social Life
Hi, Vickie here. We’re thrilled to have fab author pal Kaye George visiting with us! REVENGE IS SWEET, the first book in her new Vintage Sweets Mysteries, is just out this week and today she talks about how she chose the setting for this series. Take it away, Kaye! I decided to set my new series in Fredericksburg Texas. Why, you ask? How could I … Continue reading Guest Chick: Kaye George
Like so many things, the writing life is easier if you celebrate the small victories along the way. Example: I hit 1,000 words in my work in progress – Yay! Although, if you’re like me, it’s more like: I hit 1,000 words – gosh, only 79,000 more to go. It’s that feeling of stepping on the scales at Weight Watchers after being really, really strict … Continue reading Tipping the word count scale in your favor