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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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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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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 Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Among those reading will … 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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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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