Is All Publicity Good Publicity? by Connie Berry
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by Connie Berry
7h ago
  P.T. Barnum, nineteenth-century showman and co-founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, is reputed to have said, “All publicity is good publicity.” That’s never been confirmed, although he did say, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” which is pretty much the same thing. He also said, “Without publicity, a terrible thing happens—nothing.” Was Barnum right? Is being recognized and talked about the key to success? Sometimes it seems so. In the world of books, celebrities can “write” a book, regardless of merit, and expect it to make the New York Times bestseller list. But back to ..read more
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Killer Questions - What If We Don't Get Caffeine in the Morning?
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by Debra H. Goldstein
2d ago
 Killer Questions – What If We Don’t Get Caffeine in the Morning? We promised we’d let you know each of us personally, so let’s start with something basic to us – What are we like if we don’t get caffeine in the morning? James M. Jackson - I'm perfectly fine. Just don't ask me. It might be the last thing you ask anyone. Connie Berry - You never want to find out. Lori Roberts Herbst - No big deal. I love the taste and smell of coffee, but caffeine doesn't seem to affect me much—doesn't even keep me up at night! Molly MacRae - I’m fine. Debra H. Goldstein – I’m not much of a coffee drinke ..read more
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Al Capone and a Valentine’s Day Noir at the Bar
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by Paula Gail Benson
3d ago
 by Paula Gail Benson Photo courtesy of Raegan Teller Phil Lenski, Carla Damron, Warren Moore, Me, John Starino, Raegan Teller, Bonnie Stanard, Charles Isreal, Jr. Noir at the Bar events have caught on in our community. I’m delighted that two organizers, Chris Errol Maw and author Raegan Teller (aka Wanda Craig) have continued to arrange the venues and programs for us to hear new stories. I thank them both for including me as one of the readers. Lately, we’ve been gathering at the British Bulldog Pub, which has a private room and terrific atmosphere. Along with me on this Valent ..read more
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Keeping the Brand Alive by Debra H. Goldstein Quiz...
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by Debra H. Goldstein
4d ago
Keeping the Brand Alive by Debra H. Goldstein Quiz: 1) What does an author do before any words are ever published?  2) When a writer’s book debuts, what is one of the most important things to work at while the book is launching? 3) If an author is between works, what should the writer concentrate on (besides writing something new)? Answers: 1), 2), and 3) = Branding There are millions of books being published in all different types of genres, so a writer must distinguish his work or her name from all the others. At any stage of the author’s career, branding is crucial. By definition, bran ..read more
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Best of Friends? Amateur Sleuth/Detective Relationships by Sarah E. Burr
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by Author Sarah E. Burr
4d ago
It’s been a week, dear readers! My twenty-second book, DM Me for Murder, was published this week by Level Best Books. Yes, even I had to do a double-take at that number. I’ve somehow managed to write and publish twenty-two books since 2017. I *think* I’ve found my calling. I’ve always loved writing, but I was rarely ever able to finish a project until I started writing mysteries. I’m especially attached to writing cozy mysteries that feature amateur sleuths. There are so many fun tropes I play into as a cozy mystery author, but there are also some tricky rules I get to bend. I’ve really leaned ..read more
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On Fireflies and Jackhammers, by Lori Roberts Herbst
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by Lori Roberts Herbst
6d ago
I’m sitting cross-legged in a field filled with wildflowers. The sun has set, and stars glitter in the night sky. Fireflies teem around me, their tiny bodies pulsing with light. The swarm appears as infinite as the stars above, yet it doesn’t suffocate or frighten me. On the contrary, I find it exhilarating.   After a moment, it occurs to me that each individual firefly contains a story idea. One small creature alights on my outstretched hand, as if willingly offering me the contents of its creative reservoir.    I cup the little bug in my hand. Then I leap to my feet in sudden ..read more
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Bibliophilic Friday: Life: An Intimate History of the First Four Billion Years by Richard Fortey, Review by Nancy L. Eady
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by Nancy Eady
1w ago
Today on Bibliophilic Friday, we are going to detour from mysteries to science.  One of my  favorite non-fiction books on science is Life:  An Intimate History of the First Four Billion Years by Richard Fortey.  Nor am I alone in my admiration of this book; it was selected, along with another book by Richard Fortey, by the Folio Society.  The Folio Society publishes high-end editions of carefully selected books, and to have a book included as one of their offerings is an honor.  The Folio Society Cover for Fortey's Book I love to read about scienc ..read more
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Starting a New Series by Marilyn Levinson
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by Marilyn Levinson
1w ago
Recently, I started writing the first book in a new cozy series. However, there was much I had to work out before I could write the first word of the first chapter. For one thing, my new series takes place on an island that you will never find on any map. Dickens Island is my creation. It's situated smack in the middle of the Long Island Sound and belongs to New York. Creating an island requires all sorts of planning—its size; its shape; how many people live on the island year round; how many come during the summer months; what ferries link the island to the mainland; what the school system i ..read more
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An Interview with Sarah E. Burr
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by Grace Topping
1w ago
by Grace Topping Some authors are happy to produce a new mystery once or twice a year. But then you have authors like Sarah E. Burr who not only produces multiple books a year but also juggles four different mystery series, produces her own podcasts, and runs her own graphic design business. Sarah is a member of our Writers Who Kill crew and writes for WWK. Her latest book, DM Me for Murder, was just released. Sarah joins me today to tell us more about her career.      DM Me for Murder Cordelia “Coco” Cline is over the moon when she learns mega-influencer LaTàge want ..read more
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Venturing into New Territory by KM Rockwood
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by KM Rockwood
1w ago
Did you ever write one of those stories that burst on the scene fully formed in your mind? The kind where you feel like a stenographer, not an author, scribbling (or, these days, keyboarding) a complete tale that hammers incessantly in your head, demanding to be told. In my experience, these stories can be more than a bit exotic. They aren’t very long—they go from idea to page in one frenzied session, although of course they need the same amount of critiquing and editing that any story does. They can certainly push the borders of what I usually write. One of my stories that falls into tha ..read more
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