Author Archives: vpchandler

About vpchandler

I'm writing my first novel. I've been a paralegal, teacher, and rancher. I'm now a mother and a writer.

A Short Story To Jumpstart Your Day

I thought I’d do a little something different today and share a story with you. I like to mix genres, and this one is no different. In our anthology, Murder On Wheels, I wrote a story, Rota Fortunae, set in … Continue reading

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Kaye George Talks About Cooked To Death: Tales of Crime and Cookery

You never know what former AMW member Kaye George is up to! She’s very busy and always working on many projects so I thought I’d ask.   VPC- Hey, Kaye George! What have you been up to lately? What’s your latest … Continue reading

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Interview With AMW Member, V.P. Chandler

  This is the last installment of the AMW member interviews. Who did I leave out? Me! So some of my fellow members have asked me questions. I must admit, I was a little nervous. Ask me anything! I’ll give … Continue reading

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Etiquette for Critique Groups

Originally posted on Austin Mystery Writers:
We all know the importance of getting feedback from other writers, not just from friends and family. For many writers, that feedback comes from a critique group. Last summer, Sisters in Crime  hosted a…

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Western Mysteries

I have a confession to make. I love westerns, all kinds of westerns. I like characters with a sense of independence, who live life by their own rules. I like studying that era of our history. It has everything you … Continue reading

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Life Lessons Learned In “Battle”

  I’ve been waging war. (No, that isn’t a picture of me. It’s a picture my friend Michael O’Reilly took of his friend. He sometimes goes around Austin with a sword and asks strangers to pose with it. Really, and … Continue reading

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Mystery Workshop At Book People

Last Saturday I attended a writer’s workshop at Book People, sponsored by Mystery People and the Austin chapter of Sisters In Crime. I honestly didn’t think I’d learn much new. But I was wrong. *Note- Between classes we had drawings … Continue reading

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Interview With AMW Member Laura Oles

In continuing my series of interviews of fellow members of AMW, I’d like to introduce you to Laura Oles. VPC- Welcome, Laura! Tell us a little about your background. LO- I grew up in an Air Force family and moved … Continue reading

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Interview With AMW Member Kathy Waller

In continuing my series of interviews with fellow AMW members, I introduce you to Kathy Waller.     Hi Kathy! VPC- Tell us about your professional career.    KW- ​I ​earned a B.A. in English in August 1973 and two days … Continue reading

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Interview with Manning Wolfe

One of the perks of being a writer is having interesting and talented friends. Today I’d like to introduce you to Manning Wolfe. VPC – Manning, welcome to the AMW blog and congratulations on your debut novel! Can you tell … Continue reading

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