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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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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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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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