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You May Be A Reader Who Would Love Cozy Mysteries
3:58 pm , April 16, 2019 2

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 {Read More}

Here Is A Glimpse Of Murder On A Monday
2:47 pm , March 14, 2019 0

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.

Why Murder On A Monday Is Defined As A “Cozy” Mystery
4:15 pm , January 18, 2019 3

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.

Murder On A Monday—The Cover Reveal!
4:28 pm , June 14, 2018 3

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.

Times Are A-Changin’ And Writers Must Be A-Changin’ Too
6:35 pm , April 8, 2018 2

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 {Read More}

Finding A Traditional Publisher Takes Time—Lots Of It
2:38 pm , March 14, 2018 0

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.

How To Prepare An MS for A Traditional Publisher
2:54 pm , February 21, 2018 1

How To Prepare An MS for A Traditional Publisher

If you want to find a traditional publisher for your manuscrupt (MS), you must prepare it with the utmost care, and enlist all the people you need to help you eliminate any errors. You must also write an excellent query letter, a synopsis or a summary, and a suitable biography.

Do You Need An Agent to Find a Traditional Publisher?
5:13 pm , January 31, 2018 2

Do You Need An Agent to Find a Traditional Publisher?

Must you have an agent to find a traditional publisher? No, you don’t. However, an agent can introduce you and your manuscript (MS) to well-known, big publishing houses willing to invest money in a new author but are unwilling—and no longer need—to search them out themselves. They trust agents to do that for them. As {Read More}

Buy Your Copy Of Murder On A Monday In Early 2018
4:03 pm , November 17, 2017 1

Buy Your Copy Of Murder On A Monday In Early 2018

High Tide Publications, a traditional US book publisher, will offer my mystery story, Murder On A Monday, to readers in early 2018. Is this a big deal? Am I thrilled? Yes, yes, it’s a very big deal and I’m really thrilled! Many people, including other writers, urged me to self-publish, but I resisted the coaxing. {Read More}

What Are A Writer’s ‘Must Have’ Tools for Writing?
4:19 pm , August 27, 2017 0

What Are A Writer’s ‘Must Have’ Tools for Writing?

Environmental threats, an over-consumption of resources, and concerns related to the survival of technologies on which we have come to depend raises the question of what we writers actually need to ply our trade. What tools are needed for writing and what would we do if we lost them?   We need only to look {Read More}