Category Archives: Of Interest

Not Quite Twenty Questions for Hank Phillippi Ryan

We’ve turned the tables this week and the interviewer is now the interviewee! Yes, that’s right, Hank Phillippi Ryan has graciously (not that she’s ever not gracious) handed over her recorder and notepad and let us ask her Not Quite Twenty Questions. … Continue reading

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Forensics, Anyone?

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Breaking news, this just in, and all that kind of stuff. Are you going to Bouchercon? Have you seen this? This is going to be the most fabulous session on forensics you’ll ever encounter—the amazing Jan Burke … Continue reading

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What Authors Can Learn from KISS (Yes, that KISS)

The Molson Centre in Montreal on June 27th, 2000, was chilly, loud and dark. After spending nearly an hour in the hot sun on Rene Levesque Boulevard, it was hard to see inside the cavernous auditorium. I kept my boyfriend’s … Continue reading

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Connecticut Library Wins “We Love Libraries” Grant

Small Library Wins Big by Kathy Orzech On Wednesday, February 19, the Levi E. Coe Library in Middlefield, learned they had won the Sisters in Crime “We Love Libraries” monthly drawing. Julie Hennrikus emailed Connecticut members that night and by … Continue reading

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Writers’ challenges to help you…write

As I start getting psyched for November to arrive, I thought I’d share some writing-related challenges that may help give you the ‘it factor’ that you need to reach your goals. November is best known (to me) for National Novel … Continue reading

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Gifts for mystery writers and readers

Sometimes you just come across something that makes you think of mystery writers. If any of your friends are challenged in what you might like, maybe you can pass these ideas along. Gun Egg Fryer Of course, if you’re like … Continue reading

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Good news, making luck and some lessons for writers

One lesson for all writers — a crummy title means no one will read. No title is a disaster. Blame it on coffee and a dog who wants to walk, but I’m publishing this again. This time with a title. … Continue reading

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New publisher for suspense, mystery, and thrillers

I just learned about this the other day and wanted to share. Witness Impulse is a new imprint from William Morrow/HarperCollins that publishes suspense and thriller digital originals. It launched September 1st. All authors start with 25% royalties. It expands … Continue reading

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When will there be good news, Sisters?

One of my favorite mystery book titles is Kate Atkinson’s “When Will There Be Good News?” It’s a good book. I highly recommend it. That line has been going through my head recently as I prepare to post a “good … Continue reading

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Resource for writers – live chats every Sunday night

If you’d look to meet published authors, connect with other writers, or just have something new online to do on Sunday or Wednesday evenings, I can recommend The Writer’s Chatroom (TWC). I’ve been a moderator for the past 5 or so … Continue reading

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