Tag Archives: mystery novels

Murder on Wheels Nominated for 2016 Silver Falchion Award

Posted by Kathy Waller MURDER ON WHEELS, Austin Mystery Writers’ first crime fiction anthology, has been named a finalist for Killer Nashville’s 2016 Silver Falchion Award. Best Fiction Short Story Anthology Ramona DeFelice Long, Fish or Cut Bait Kaye George, Murder on … Continue reading

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Banishing Lazy Words by Terry Shames

This week we have a guest blogger, friend and fellow mystery writer, Terry Shames! Terry grew up in Texas, and has an abiding affection for the people she grew up with and the landscape and culture of the town that … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Janet Christian

Today’s guest blogger is Janet Christian, author of the Marianna Morgan PI murder mystery series (she’s working on book two at this time) and the soon to be published Virgilante paranormal mystery. She also has a dystopian science fiction novel, Born Rich, which … 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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Pieces of Time

“After you learn – and if you’re good and Gawd helps ya and you’re lucky to have a personality that comes across – then what you’re doing is, you’re giving people… little, tiny pieces of time… that they never forget.”- … Continue reading

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The Premise of a Mystery

A mystery needs a strong premise to succeed in today’s vast sea of manuscripts and newly published books. But what exactly is a premise? And how can you tell if the premise of your book is a good one? In … Continue reading

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It’s Not About You

While attending Malice Domestic in Bethesda, MD last month, I overheard a small group of authors gathered in the hotel bar discussing the issue of whether family members or friends thought a character was actually a portrayal of them. It … Continue reading

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Writing, Thinking, Pantsing, and Miracles

Pantsing, when successful, lets you create a story closely resembling the spark that ignited it. ~Janalyn Voigt, Live, Write, Breathe The first step in starting a blog is finding the perfect name. I wanted to call mine Contrariwise, as an homage … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mystery Author P. D. James

Who’s your favorite mystery author? A Sister in Crime recently posed that question. I told her my favorite mystery author is– Agatha Christie / Donna Leon / Josephine Tey / Margery Allingham / Ngaio Marsh / Ruth Rendell / Mary … Continue reading

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