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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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ROW80: The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have a Life

Posted by Kathy Waller It is a truth universally acknowledged that to accomplish anything of worth, one must first set goals. But goals drive me crazy, and that’s no secret either. Periodically, fellow Austin Mystery Writer Gale Albright pulls out her notebook … 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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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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Interview With AMW Member Laura Oles

In continuing my series of interviews of fellow members of AMW, I’d like to introduce you to Laura Oles. VPC- Welcome, Laura! Tell us a little about your background. LO- I grew up in an Air Force family and moved … 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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The Keep Writing Sign

“One of the pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle. It does come.” ~ Gertrude Stein I’m having a hard time getting this post started. First I wrote a sentence about buying Natalie Goldberg’s … Continue reading

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My Writing Library: Nancy Peacock’s A Broom of One’s Own

Advice to writers? There’s a lot out there, some good, some bad. Back up your computer. Back up all your files. All the time. That’s good advice. It comes from every writer friend I have. Recently I learned what truly excellent advice that … Continue reading

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