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Do Most Murder Mystery Readers Have A Dark Side?

If you like to read murder mysteries, does that mean you have a dark side and are secretly attracted to violence, would love to witness a murder, or would like to solve a real murder mystery? No, in fact, murder mystery fans generally hate violence and wouldn’t want to be responsible for solving a real murder, or coming face to face with a murderer either. There are several reasons for reading mysteries and having a “dark side” isn’t one of them. {Read More}

Watch For Murder On A Tuesday Coming Soon!

The last touches are now being placed to finalize my cozy mystery story Murder on a Tuesday, and the book will be available soon. It always seems like a long process to go from the first idea, the writing, the editing, and then the creation of the book complete with cover, copyright, ISBN number, dedication, and the acknowledgements. However, it has actually taken less than a year to complete this one, but I seem to live inside a book until it’s finished, and then finally come out to see what’s going on in the world. {Read More}

You May Be A Reader Who Would Love Cozy Mysteries

Cozy murder mysteries usually fly off the shelves of bookstores, and fans often pre-order them when their favorite authors advertise new books soon to be published. The cozy mystery is a subgenre of crime fiction, and as in all crime narratives, the cozy presents a crime that must be solved. This particular subgenre omits graphic sex and violenceand is becoming increasingly popular with readers of both sexes and all ages. If you haven’t discovered it yet, it’s time you took a look! {Read More}

Here Is A Glimpse Of Murder On A Monday

People who are fond of murder mysteries, especially the “cozy” stories that offer mysteries excluding graphic sex and violence—or, at least, without dwelling on these matters—will enjoy Murder on a Monday, the first of the Rachel Mathews mysteries.
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Why Murder On A Monday Is Defined As A “Cozy” Mystery

In any murder mystery—a mystery in the category of crime fiction—there is at least one murder, one or more people trying to find the killer, clues, red herrings, and finally a solution. A cozy mystery is a subgenre of crime fiction, and has particular characteristics, which separates cozies from hardcore crime fiction. {Read More}

Why Sports-Mysteries Are Perfect Gifts For Kids

When you are searching for perfect gifts for kids on your holiday gift list, you can’t go wrong buying sports-mysteries for them. Whether the child is a sports enthusiast or not, sports-mysteries are fun to read, encourage problem-solving skills, effortlessly promote reading, and teach important life lessons. As well, books are inexpensive, can be bought without even leaving home, and are a snap to wrap. They are win-win gifts and nothing else even comes close.   {Read More}

Murder On A Monday—The Cover Reveal!

My new murder mystery, Murder On A Monday, A Rachel Mathews Murder Mystery published by High Tide Publication Incorporated, is at press, and the cover has now been revealed! I hope it gives readers a good idea of what’s in store, and I’ll let you know when and where it can be purchased soon. {Read More}

Has Your Child’s Reading Improved Enough This Year?

The school year is drawing to a close and there is only a short time left—have you done everything you can to help your child’s reading improve? Will he be able to read at the level required when he comes back to school in September? There is still time for you to have an impact on your child’s performance in the next grade, and, even more importantly, time to help improve his attitude to reading, which may need an infusion of enthusiasm. {Read More}

Times Are A-Changin’ And Writers Must Be A-Changin’ Too

Times are a-changin’ which means all writers must keep a-changin’ too, if we want to be published and read. Long-gone is the myth of the writer in the cold-water flat banging away on a typewriter and sending the results to a big name publisher who “discovers” a brilliant story within the coffee-stained pages. It’s not happening in this day and age.

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Finding A Traditional Publisher Takes Time—Lots Of It

When you set out to find a traditional publisher for your manuscript (MS), you know it will take a lot of time. You probably know that an agent can help you, or you may have already tried to find one, or you may have decided at the outset to submit to publishers without an agent.

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