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A Fond Farewell to Barbara Mertz

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of mystery author Babara Mertz this week, at age 85. She sounded like a most adventurous and intriguing woman! She wrote nonfiction books on archeology (the career to which she originally … Continue reading

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An Interview with Author Clea Simon

In my continuing efforts to showcase other authors who incorporate the paranormal into their mysteries, today I am hosting Clea Simon. I met Clea at the 2013 Malice Domestic Conference, where we shared a panel called “Me and My Dead … Continue reading

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An Interview with Author E. J. Copperman

Q. An Uninvited Ghost, the second book in your Haunted Guesthouse series, has just come out. What are some of the challenges of writing a series and keeping it fresh? A. Yes, it’s been out for about three months. Keeping … Continue reading

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“The Ugly Duckling” Revisited

One interpretation with which I still disagree, though, is of “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen. That’s because the essay interprets this story as being about beauty, and concludes this is a destructive value to pass on to kids. Continue reading






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ONE BLOOD Comes Out in September!

Sorry for not posting in a long time, but I’ve been polishing my sixth novel, ONE BLOOD. I sent it to my publisher, and got word this week that it has been accepted for publication this September. (Ah, the joy … Continue reading

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Market Research

I’m also starting a blog on Live Journal and I’m planning to link it with this one. Meanwhile, maybe you can help me with a little market research! If you’ve been reading this blog, some of this background will be … Continue reading

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Return from Philcon!

For the second year in a row, I spent my birthday weekend at Philcon in Cherry Hill, NJ. Not a bad way to do it, actually. I sold 8 books, so that made it a better birthday than if I … Continue reading

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