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Austin Mystery Writers is dedicated to the craft of crime fiction and supporting local mystery authors.

Sneak Peek: DAY OF THE DARK

Today we get a look at the cover of DAY OF THE DARK, a crime fiction anthology edited by Kaye George and due out from Wildside Press on July 21. Laura Oles’ “Oceans Fifty” and M. K. Waller’s “I’ll Be a Sunbeam” … Continue reading

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What’s Happening?

Posted by M. K. Waller The Austin Mystery Writers blog has been quiet for several months, but we’re still living the Writing Life. Here’s what’s been going on. In November, AMW members, along with Scott Montgomery, Crime Fiction Coordinator at MysteryPeople in Austin, appeared … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye To Gale…

How do you say goodbye to a friend? When I last saw Gale, just two days before she unexpectedly passed away, it was at the Wimberley Library where our group, Austin Mystery Writers, had given a program on writing short … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Gale Albright

  Posted by Kathy Waller Gale Albright, 2016 president of Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas chapter, a member of Austin Mystery Writers and the Writers’ League of Texas, an author, and our dear friend, died on November 19. Gale … Continue reading

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‘Shrooms: A Story in 100 Words

Posted by Kathy Waller I did it again: prepared my piece for November 21 well in advance, set it aside for later revision, forgot to post it. As we in the writing trade say, AARGH. As my fourth-grade teacher said, … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime Read & Sign at Malvern Books on October 30

  Please join us Members of Sisters in Crime ~ Heart of Texas Chapter  will read and sign at Malvern Books  619 W. 29th Street Austin, Texas info@malvernbooks.com Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Among those reading will … Continue reading

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Reaching Out

By Gale Albright There are many articles about writing, but perhaps not so many about writing organizations. As current president of Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter in Austin, I find myself constantly coming and going, requesting favors, soliciting … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2016: New Orleans

For those who love to read mysteries as well as write them, Bouchercon is where you will find your people– and they will most likely be hanging out in the hotel bar. The 47th Bouchercon World Mystery Convention found its … Continue reading

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Happy 100th, Agatha & Hercule! and Many More

Posted by Kathy Waller This month mystery lovers celebrate two of the most important figures in the history of crime fiction: ~ Agatha Christie, who was born on September 15, 1890, and whose mysteries have outsold everything except Shakespeare and the Bible; and ~ … Continue reading

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Writers Wanted

(Alexandra Burt is our guest author today. Born in Germany, she moved to Texas, married, and worked as a freelance translator. Determined to acknowledge the voice in the back of her head prompting her to break into literary translations, the … Continue reading

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