Happy Thanksgiving!

Today in the United States is Thanksgiving Day. And I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a wonderful family, friends and readers. I’m also reflecting on the loss of someone special a month ago, but I’m thankful that he was in our lives even for the short…

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Crime Bake: Short but Deadly: Writing Short Stories

Crime Bake—Short but Deadly: Writing Short Stories. Saturday, November 10, 2012 Left to right: Sheila Connolly, Toni L. P. Kelner, Moderator: Sharon Daynard, Roberta Isleb aka Lucy Burdette,  James M. Tabor. I’ve listed some of their works below. The panel discussed short stories and why they write them. A story…

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Next Big Blog Tour–Julie Lynn Hayes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULIE LYNN AND MANY MORE! Thanks, Marian, for letting me visit your blog! Especially today, for it’s a special occasion for me. It’s my birthday! So yeah, I’m super excited about being here! Where should I start? I guess I’ll begin with a little bit about me. I…

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Crime Bake’s Plot Conjurers

Today, I continue with the lessons and discussion at Crime Bake. The discussion covers how these talented authors took a name and created a plot, a story and brought to life a character with a backstory. To read the post follow this link: http://ravencraftrealm.blogspot.com/?zx=27b3b9d65272043d  

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Master Class–Revisions-taken at the NE Crime Bake

  This past weekend I attended the New England (NE) Crime Bake in Dedham, MA presented by NE Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime NE. It was an excellent conference that was both educational and entertaining. The guest of honor this year was New York Times Bestselling Author…

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Author Mary Raimes Curtis

Mary Raimes Curtis www.maryraimescurtis.com It’s very poor planning to be born in a war-torn city. But I was. We were bombed out of three London homes and ‘escaped’ to Yorkshire in the north of England. My father was left behind, shucked off like a spiky carapace by my mother. The…

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The Next Big Blog Tour

Thank you so much author Edith Maxwell aka Tace Baker for inviting me to participate in this.                                                Edith and I at the NELA Conference   What is your working title of your book? Mated for Life, A Jake Carrington Mystery.   Where did the idea come from for the…

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