Jonathan Maberry: How to Query an Agent or Editor

Jonathan Maberry knows how to get into your head. He creates cross-genre thrillers where heroes battle monsters, and he follows teens who see and hear things in their heads. At scaring, thrilling, and understanding the human in us all, he’s a master. And his latest book, Deep Silence, featuring the studly, deeply damaged, Joe Ledger, is out at the end of this month! I can’t … Continue reading Jonathan Maberry: How to Query an Agent or Editor

10 Reasons C3 is the Place to Be for Writers and Readers!

Austin Camacho is incredible. Not only is he former military and the author of ten gripping books, he is also the force behind the C3 Conference. C3 is short for Creatures, Crimes and Creativity — and the event is geared at writers, from those yet to pick up a pen to bestsellers, as well as fans of genre fiction. Whether you love horror, mystery, thriller, … Continue reading 10 Reasons C3 is the Place to Be for Writers and Readers!

Kick-Ass or Quiet? Female Sleuths From Miss Marple to V.I. Warshawski

Jess Lourey and Shannon Baker are thriller and mystery writers who have, between them, published a whopping 19 books. When they realized Jess’s thriller, Salem’s Cipher, and Shannon’s mystery, Stripped Bare, were set to launch on the same day, September 6, these friends joined forces for the Lourey/Baker Double Booked Tour.  Doesn’t that sound delicious? (I promise you it’s better than double chocolate, chocolate-chip cookies!) … Continue reading Kick-Ass or Quiet? Female Sleuths From Miss Marple to V.I. Warshawski

What I Really Want for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day seems to get bigger and bigger every year. It’s a day that never seems to turn out well. When I was single, I dreamt about it and cried that I had no one to share it with. Now that I’m married, I have different priorities and it seems my husband can’t get it right. . The truth is, it’s entirely my fault. I’m … Continue reading What I Really Want for Valentine’s Day

New York, New York: A Kiss and Thrill reunion

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Carey, Lena, Diana, Sharon, Gwen, and Sarah at the Death by Chocolate (Daphne Awards) party Last week, eight of us—we missed you Manda!—attended the Romance Writers of America National Conference in New York City. Ostensibly, we went for the workshops on writing craft, business, personal development, and industry trends offered by some of the best in the genre. Not… Continue reading New York, New York: A Kiss and Thrill reunion

Joyful Noise: Lessons Learned from the Yam Girl

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On Tuesday, I reposted the eulogy I wrote for my best friend who died last year on March 4. Today I am following up with the story I wrote about how fate intervened and gave me the words I needed to honor Karen.  “Yams? I don’t want yams!” The woman ahead of me yelled at the cashier of my… Continue reading Joyful Noise: Lessons Learned from the Yam Girl