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Maris Soule | · 1d ago

ECHOES OF TERROR

MARCH 22, 2017 Today is a special day for me. It’s release day for ECHOES OF TERROR my thriller set in Skagway, Alaska. I’m sure Sergeant Kenneth Cox (who spent over an hour with me in 2007 ...
Maris Soule | · 1W ago

Sleuthfest: The Editors’ Panel

The guest editors attending Sleuthfest were Emily Giglierano (Mulholland Books), Juliet Grames (Associate Publisher: Soho Press), Annette Rogers (Poison Pen Press), and Neil Nyren (G.P. Putn...
Maris Soule | · 2W ago

The Agents’ Panel

The agents’ panel at Sleuthfest 2017 started at 8:30 a.m. Friday. I missed a few minutes right at the start (I had to bring some books to the book store, and it didn’t open until 8:30), but ...
Maris Soule | · 3W ago

The Best of Times or the Worse?

At Sleuthfest 2017, held in Boca Rotan, Florida last week, I heard both encouraging and discouraging words about the publishing industry. Some presenters (agents, editors, and authors) liste...
Maris Soule | · 4W ago

Off to Sleuthfest 2017

Tomorrow evening, if the stars are aligned correctly, I will be in Boca Raton attending the welcoming session at Sleuthfest 2017. This is my 4th (maybe 5th, I’m not sure) time to attend a Sl...
Maris Soule | · 1M ago

Read What You Write

For the  last week I’ve been reading cozy mysteries. For anyone who doesn’t know what a cozy is, think of Agatha Christie’s books or the TV series, “Murder She Wrote.” The books usually invo...
Maris Soule | · 1M ago

Voice: His/Hers

Years ago I had an editor ask me to change my point-of-view (pov) character from a female to a male. I’d written some books where I’d used both povs, but I wasn’t sure I could pull off a sto...
Maris Soule | · 1M ago

A Lost Voice

Last week a unique voice died. Actually, each of us has a unique voice, but writers often hear that agents and editors are looking for a “new” voice, or that it’s “voice” they’re interested....
Maris Soule | · 1M ago

Do You Have a Business Card?

The question should be: Do you have your business card with you? Twice last year I met writers at social events (events not connected with writing) who had newly published books. One was ind...
Maris Soule | · 2M ago

Hug an Author

Have you told your favorite author how much you like her (or his) book(s)? No, I’m not looking for compliments, but in the last few weeks I’ve had various people (people I barely know) tell ...