Where to get Ideas for Articles & Profiles

I’m not a fiction writer, but I still get asked the question, “Where do you get your ideas?”  Of course they mean, where do I find interesting people and events to write about, but that’s okay, I know what they mean. Editor Assignments   When I first started writing for a local newspaper, the editor…

Cozy Up to A Mystery!

COZIES, or cozy mysteries,* was the theme for the May meeting of Sisters in Crime-Orange County. The informal first part of the meeting included a round table discussion of the genre (and subgenres), well and little known authors, and several titles that straddled the line between cozy and soft/hard boil mysteries. Jeri Westerson’s Medieval Noir…

Power of the Tongue

Originally posted on The Jordan Valley:
This verse from the book of Proverbs reflects God’s gift of “Free Will” to mankind. Our journey with Jesus starts with a simple confession that Jesus Christ died for our transgressions as our substitute. Paul writes to the Romans that this opportunity lies very near to each individual in…

A Conversation With: Gayle Bartos-Pool

Originally posted on M. M. Gornell's Blog:
Author, author mentor, artist, Sisters in Crime(SinC) board member, and much, much more! (did I mention one time private detective?) Gayle Bartos-Pool  Today, I’m visiting with Gayle Bartos-Pool.[i]  Gayle was there at the very first writer’s panel I was lucky enough to be included in. It was…