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…

What are some good biographies to read?

Originally posted on The End Time:
By Elizabeth Prata I like to read Christian biographies, especially missionary bios. I am currently reading the biography of William Borden, and I like it very much. Someone had asked me what were some good biographies, and I compiled a list. Some of these I have read and can…

Jackal & Hide: A Compassionate Cozy Murder Mystery (A Kenya Kanga Mystery)

   by Victoria Tait Jackal & Hide: A Compassionate Cozy Murder Mystery(A Kenya Kanga Mystery) by Victoria Tait About Jackal & Hide Jackal & Hide:A Compassionate Cozy Murder Mystery(A Kenya Kanga Mystery) Cozy Mystery4th in SeriesPublisher: Kanga Press (May 14, 2021)Number of Pages 290Digital ASIN: B08V9DFG1F Limited time. A murderer hiding in plain sight. Can…

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)

by Cleo Coyle The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)by Cleo Coyle About The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)Cozy Mystery7th in SeriesPublisher: Berkley (May 4, 2021)Mass Market Paperback: 336 pagesISBN-10: 0425251861ISBN-13: 978-0425251867Digital ASIN: B08274WCLM Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her gumshoe ghost team up…

Murder in Belgrave Square: A 1920s cozy mystery (A Tommy & Evelyn Christie Mystery)

by Catherine Coles Murder in Belgrave Square: A 1920s cozy mystery(A Tommy & Evelyn Christie Mystery)by Catherine Coles About Murder in Belgrave Square Murder in Belgrave Square: A 1920s cozy mystery(A Tommy & Evelyn Christie Mystery)Historical Cozy Mystery4th in SeriesPublisher: INSPIRED PRESS LIMITED (April 30, 2021)~200 PagesDigital ASIN : B08T7MDJHN Tommy & Evelyn Christie were…