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Ghostbusting 100 Years Ago

Ghostbusting, 100 Years Ago By K.B. Owen Among the joys of writing historical mysteries is running across cool nuggets of research. While writing Unseemly Pursuits, I needed to learn more about late-19th century spirit mediums and their tricks, [...]

National Read Across America Day 2016

by Jenny Hansen Tomorrow is National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. Anyone who has read my early Undie Chronicles knows I adore Dr. Seuss. Do y’all remember “Man-Style Goes to the Zoo?” There’s [...]

LOOK WHO BROUGHT SEXY BACK…AGAIN! SIENNA SINCLAIRE’S “NAUGHTY GIRL’S GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS”

Look who brought sexy back….AGAIN! Sienna is at it again.  On the heels of the success of her first book, “Naughty Girl’s Guide to Los Angeles,” comes the second in her series, “Naughty Girl’s Guide to Las Vegas.” The book is [...]

Bugging Out — Terrific Dystopian Fiction

By Piper Bayard Noah Mann delivers a winner of a dystopian thriller with BUGGING OUT. The future is alarmingly possible, the characters are refreshingly real, and the challenges are terrifying in this deftly-spun tale of survival and treachery [...]

10 Bizarre Work Habits of Famous Authors

By Jenny Hansen Awhile back, someone sent me a post called Bizarre Habits of Famous Authors. It details the unusual methods famous authors have used to keep the words flowing. Holy cowbell, these people make me feel normal! Below, I’ve [...]

Becoming Josephine — From Carefree Creole to Empress of France

By Piper Bayard In BECOMING JOSEPHINE, Heather Webb eloquently traces the transformation of Rose Tascher, carefree Caribbean island girl, to Empress Josephine, wife of the most powerful man of her century—Napoléon Bonaparte.     Rose [...]

The Pool Walker’s Creed

By Piper Bayard Long ago, my writing partner Holmes and I discussed the fact that we’re no good to each other dead. As we age, we have to work a little harder at that not getting dead thing than we used to. So we agreed that our bare minimum [...]

James Bond vs. The Spook

By Piper Bayard You could say I work with Bond. James Bond. The real one. But that wouldn’t be quite right. I work with a spook.   Please don’t ask me how a small town author/belly dancer/recovering attorney grew up to be the writing [...]

Ghostbusting — 100 Years Ago

Ghostbusting, 100 Years Ago By K.B. Owen Among the joys of writing historical mysteries is running across cool nuggets of research. While writing Unseemly Pursuits, I needed to learn more about late-19th century spirit mediums and their tricks, [...]

Steampunk and Books that Sing — Ellie Ann

By Piper Bayard It’s happened again. It starts with a twitch and grows into an irrepressible urge. Then before you know it, Holmes and I are kidnapping another bestselling author and whisking them off to our secret blog prison. Today, our [...]