Black Jade: A Daiyu Wu Mystery

 by Gloria Oliver Scroll to the bottom for MY REVIEW and a Free Book GIVEAWAY! Black Jade: A Daiyu Wu Mystery by Gloria Oliver About Black Jade Black Jade: A Daiyu Wu Mystery Historical Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Publisher: Dimension Palace Publishing (May 11, 2021) Paperback: 246 pages ISBN-10: 1733951164 ISBN-13: 978-1733951166 Digital (June…

FUN WITH WRITING (AGAIN)

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
by Miko Johnston It’s summertime, so let’s have some fun. Inspired by Jackie’s piece on Spine Stories, I decided to update my “Fun With Writing” post from five years ago –  here goes: One Picture Is Worth…. Many groups and websites offer pictures for writing prompts; this is…

Poker Face: A Spotted Pony Casino Mystery

by Paty Jager Poker Face: A Spotted Pony Casino Mystery by Paty Jager About Poker Face Poker Face: A Spotted Pony Casino Mystery Murder Mystery 1st in Series Publisher – Windtree Press Number of Pages – 300+- Amazon and GoodReads Links – Coming Soon Dela Alvaro is a disable veteran who grew up on the…

Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond

 by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pondby Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran About Murder, She Wrote:Killing in a Koi Pond  Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi PondCozy Mystery53rd in SeriesPublisher: Berkley (June 8, 2021)Hardcover: 288 pagesISBN-10: 0593333594ISBN-13: 978-0593333594Digital ASIN: B08FH8NM6R When a friend’s husband dies…

Creating “Spine” Stories

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
If you are like me, you’ve never heard of a Spine Story (or Poem) before.  I hadn’t until I read Erica’s wonderful children’s blog “What Do We Do All Day?” about a Summer Literacy BINGO game. In the game, some of the squares were titled; learn a new…

Reaching out by Paty Jager

Originally posted on Ladies of Mystery:
Whenever I start a project with a topic I know only enough about to want to write about it, I reach out to others who have experience. That’s what I did for my latest Gabriel Hawke book, Stolen Butterfly. For years, I’ve heard of the injustice towards the Native…

Building a Character Arc

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
by Gayle Bartos-Pool Part 2 Here’s Part Two of the Character Arc Blog I started a few weeks ago. We discussed the main points of not only the Character Arc, but also the Three-Act Structure that works right alongside it. Here are some other points that you might…