Category Archives: SinCNE

Hank Phillippi Ryan Interviews … KATHERINE HALL PAGE

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN:  When I was a little girl, I read Agatha Christie mysteries up in the hayloft of our barn. I fell in love with the mystery, with the puzzle, with the careful architecture of that kind of storytelling.  … Continue reading

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Common Core Standards and YA Mystery Writing (and Reading!)

Yes, you read the title correctly — this post is about that monster of today’s headlines, the Common Core State Standards being implemented in schools across the country. Or rather, it’s not about the standards … but about the wild … Continue reading

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Hank Phillippi Ryan Interviews … NANCY PICKARD

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: There’d be no Sisters in Crime without Nancy Pickard, right? She’s a founding member, and former president. She says on her website she’s “not usually an organization kind of gal,”  but “Sisters In Crime was an organization … Continue reading

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Hank Phillippi Ryan Interviews … LINDA BARNES

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN:  What were you doing in 1987? It was that year that Aretha Franklin became the first female artist inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The first-ever anti-smoking ad, (featuring Yul Brynner) aired on TV, … Continue reading

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Pictures and Mysteries: SinCNE Announces Pinterest Site!

Social media for mystery authors can be a wonderful way to connect with readers. And one of the most enjoyable is Pinterest — but it might be one of the least used, so far, by authors. Yet it is fun … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime Success Stories — A New Series of Interviews by Hank Phillippi Ryan

The names of the first “Sisters” include Sara Paretsky, who convened the gathering; Nancy Pickard, first president of the board; and Margaret Maron, first vice-president. The whole board was stunning and even more so today, looking back at that crucial … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Writers & Readers: The Numbers

I have one more post to add in this series, and it will be on using Pinterest — but I want to hold it until after the holiday season. So, here’s some information to think about in the meantime (you … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Mystery Authors and Readers — GoodReads

Some of my favorite readers reach me through GoodReads, including teacher Tim Averill, who makes great suggestions of new young adult (YA) books to read — he’s in the midst of teen readers daily at work and he sees what’s … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Mystery Authors — Blogging

Talking about author blogs can go from the website to the blog, or from the Facebook/Twitter side to the blog. Let’s look at each. If you have, or are planning, an author website, you’re crafting an online drop-in location that’s … Continue reading

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Crime Bake Master Class: from Diane MacKinnon

Anatomy of a Bestseller by Diane MacKinnon  At the start of New England Crime Bake 2013: 12th Annual Mystery Conference for Writers and Readers, I was excited to attend Hallie Ephron’s Master Class: Anatomy of a Bestseller. As a writer … Continue reading

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