Want to help Make a Mystery?

Help me and fellow mystery writers Debra H. Goldstein, Tilia Klebenov Jacobs, and Clea Simon brainstorm together to create a brand new mystery with suggestions from our audience! The event is presented by the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, MA in coordination with Sisters in Crime New England. Normally,

What #WritingCommunity Means to Me

Once upon a time, my bio said that despite being born in the Big Apple, I lack a fondness for big cities … with the exception of the Big Easy–or at least its French Quarter, as this photo illustrates. No, I’m not drinking two beers. One was my sister’s (she’s

Debra Bokur’s new Release: The Fire Thief

The first book in Debra Bokur’s mystery series, The Fire Thief, was released last month to rave reviews. The series is set in Hawaii and you can check it out on her website at https://www.debrabokur.com/. Debra visited with me on The Writer’s Voice this week, and we talked about how

Sarah Osborne, author of the Ditie Brown Mystery Series

I recently sat down with Sarah Osborne to discuss cozy mysteries, pantsing versus plotting, and her take on writing the first draft so many writers dread. You can: Listen to the podcast episode here View an excerpt of the interview on YouTube here Visit Sarah online at: https://doctorosborne.com/ The most

Writer’s Voice Guest: Connie Johnson Hambley

Connie Johnson Hambley is the author of tense, twisting thrillers with a strong moral code. She visited with me earlier this week on The Writer’s Voice podcast to discuss writing and the community of writers. Connie currently serves as the president of Sisters in Crime New England and two her

9 Steps to Achieving Success

You can ask 10 different people what “success” is and you’ll get 10 different answers. However, most people agree about how you arrive at success, the destination, regardless of what your definition of the term is. In my 40+ years working in the insurance industry, I’ve made my share of

Attention Writers: Want Help Marketing?

In light of shelter in place orders, those of us who have published books in the past couple of months have found it difficult to share the word about our new releases. Even without social distancing, marketing ourselves can be difficult. I just launched The Writer’s Voice podcast, which is

The Writer’s Voice Podcast

THE WRITER’S VOICE: A forum for writers to discuss their craft, their books, and the creative process. Listen now! Watch the YouTube trailers! New episodes broadcast each Wednesday. You can listen to the most recent podcast episodes by clicking the links at the right side of the screen. You can listen to podcast episodes on

Book Release Date: May 26

Pre-Order and Save! If you pre-order the eBook now, your cost will be $2.99. Beginning May 26, the full price for the eBook will be $3.99. Click here to pre-order on Amazon Relationships People, and how you get along with them, define your professional reputation. Do people like you? Do

Book Cover Reveal for Taking the Mystery out of Business

Thanks to all of you who submitted votes for your preferred version of the new book cover for Taking the Mystery out of Business. I received lots of input, and truly appreciate it. As you can see, the blue cover was the favorite, followed by the green cover. Stay tuned