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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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Happy 100th, Agatha & Hercule! and Many More

Posted by Kathy Waller This month mystery lovers celebrate two of the most important figures in the history of crime fiction: ~ Agatha Christie, who was born on September 15, 1890, and whose mysteries have outsold everything except Shakespeare and the Bible; and ~ … 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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Why I’m Not a Journalist

The Good Old Days. Let’s face it: Were things really that good? Yes, they were. Those ’70s television sit-coms were the best things ever. I’m binge-watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which ran from 1970 to 1977. It was funny then … Continue reading

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D-minus

First posted by Kathy Waller on Writing Wranglers and Warriors and on Telling the Truth, Mainly Very long, but sort of necessary On January 29, I was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Two kinds of cancer are present, not … Continue reading

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Join AMW for MURDER ON WHEELS Launch ~ August 11

Please join Austin Mystery Writers Gale Albright, Valerie Chandler, Kaye George, Scott Montgomery, Laura Oles, and Kathy Waller & Earl Staggs and Reavis Wortham as they celebrate the launch of their first crime fiction anthology MURDER ON WHEELS: 11 Tales … Continue reading

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That Would Make a Pretty Good Story

When Howard was four, he and his baby sister were playing in the living room, while his mother and his grandmother sat at the kitchen table just around the corner. A few days before, while staying with his grandmother, Howard had said something cute–he … Continue reading

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The Writing Process: The Wisdom of Darrell Royal and Lessons from a Jack Russell Terrier

Most people don’t believe it, but I was almost thirty years old, and had been teaching English for seven years, when I discovered I possessed a writing process. I learned about it in a special summer program for teachers of English at the … Continue reading

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My Valentine to Writing

Five members of Austin Mystery Writers post here regularly, and I sometimes wonder whether you readers know which of us is which. So I’m going to clear up any questions  concerning my identity. I’m Kathy. I write about angst. Any … Continue reading

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Tailoring, Treaties, and Tomatoes: 3 Techniques to Turn You into a Tenacious Writer

In a post that appeared here last fall, Austin Mystery Writer Laura Oles asked the burning question, Can a technique named after a tomato serve as the answer to your time management woes? Or, more specifically, what does the writer … Continue reading

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