Ten Women of Mystery Authors To Read This Week!

Ten Women of Mystery Authors To Read This Week!   I don’t know if last year was particularly rich for books by women crime writers, but I was impressed with several. A few of the writers have published other series or standalones and are striking out with a new series. Others are completely new on […]

Tips on professional behavior for the writer

Tips on professional behavior for the writer

Tips on professional behavior for the writer It’s a good time of year to stick to those resolutions you made. I find that toward the end of the year, some of my best behavior gets sloppy. So here’s a reminder of how to present yourself as a professional author in all your dealings: 1) Courtesy. […]

Noir and Romance: A Marriage Made in Heaven or Hell?

Noir and Romance: A Marriage Made in Heaven or Hell? What defines noir fiction? The language is lyrical, evocative, brooding, and a touch philosophical. But what about the characters and plot? Which do you remember most when you think of your favorite noir fiction? Do you remember the plot? Take as a prime example Dashiell’s […]