Monthly Archives: August 2012

Motivate Your Child To Read With A Sports-Mystery Story
2:14 pm , August 29, 2012 28

Motivate Your Child To Read With A Sports-Mystery Story

Parents and teachers will try almost anything to encourage children to read more, and books that fall into the category of sports-mystery appeal to children on several levels. The most important level is always that the story is fun to read. Forget examples of high moral character or learning about historic events – is this {Read More}

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Here’s My Second “Why”
1:58 pm , August 29, 2012 0

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Here’s My Second “Why”

My first reason for writing mysteries – mysteries for children; murder mysteries for adults – is because I write what I like to read.  As a reader, I need to know that I have a guaranteed escape from the world whenever I want. Nothing beats a murder mystery for that.

Children Love To Read Books That Combine Sports And Mysteries
8:12 am , August 17, 2012 8

Children Love To Read Books That Combine Sports And Mysteries

When I started writing children’s mysteries, I did exactly what everyone tells writers to do: I wrote about what I knew. That’s why my stories place children in a sports setting, with hockey, soccer, and basketball as the sport of choice for the first three books in the series. My main characters always have a {Read More}

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Let Me Count The “Whys”
6:57 am , August 17, 2012 12

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Let Me Count The “Whys”

Reason Why #1: After all these years and after all the many books I’ve read, I’ve never lost my love of murder mysteries. I love reading them and watching the stories unfold on the TV screen, in the movie theater, or on the stage. If I sit down to write a piece of fiction, it {Read More}