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I Love You, Peter Guillam…Thoughts on Point of View

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 Written by Helen Currie Foster ? Okay, I’m addicted to John Le Carré. I’ve repeatedly re-read his “Smiley Trilogy.”  As you may know (but no spoilers), the seminal Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy tells…

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A Dick Francis Race to the Finish

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Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:
 Written by Helen Currie Foster  Dick Francis wrote over 40 international best-selling mystery thrillers touching the world of horse racing. He won celebrity status as a British jockey, even serving as the Queen…

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AMW Books Nominated for Silver Falchion Readers’ Choice Award

Killer Nashville International Writers Conference has announced the slate of nominees for its Silver Falchion Readers’ Choice Award–and two books by AMW members are on it! Laura Oles’ DAUGHTERS OF BAD MEN is nominated in the Best Thriller category.   … Continue reading

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Never Mind the Villain! Dorothy Sayers and Point of View – by Helen Currie Foster

AMW member Helen Currie Foster discusses how Dorothy L. Sayers handled point of view in her Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries in NEVER MIND THE VILLAIN!: DOROTHY SAYERS AND POINT OF VIEW at Writing Wranglers and Warriors. Click on the link and … Continue reading

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Bad Men, Lawless, and BSP

Laura Oles celebrates doubly this month–today her debut novel, DAUGHTERS OF BAD MEN, was released by Red Adept Publishing, just a week after Austin Mystery Writers’ LONE STAR LAWLESS, in which Laura’s story “Carry On Only” appears, was released by … Continue reading

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LONE STAR LAWLESS Is Here!

LONE STAR LAWLESS: 14 Texas Tales of Crime by Austin Mystery Writers and Friends Paperback and Kindle formats  available from Amazon.com  Proceeds to be donated to Ellis Memorial Library in Aransas Pass, Texas to help replace collections destroyed in Hurricane … Continue reading

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Morning Pages: Don’t Speak. Don’t Judge. Don’t Fall Asleep.

Browsing through the AMW blog, I came across the title, “Morning Pages: Don’t Speak. Don’t Judge. Don’t Fall Asleep.” And I thought, What a cute title. I wonder who the author is. A couple of clicks later I discovered the author … Continue reading

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Writing as Business: An Epiphany

Please join us at the DAY OF THE DARK launch party Friday, July 21, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/199463997250907/ The following post first appeared on Writing Wranglers and Warriors.  ***** Writing is a business. That’s what experienced writers tell the wannabes. For a … Continue reading

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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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