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Mike Befeler · 4d ago

Left Coast Crime Conference

I had the opportunity to participate in the Left Coast Crime Conference in Honolulu last week. This gathering of mystery fans and mystery writers is one of the highlights of my writing year....
Mike Befeler · 1W ago

Meet the New Authors Breakfast at the Left Coast Crime Conference

Kicking off Thursday, March 16, 2017, is the Left Coast Crime Conference in Honolulu. This conference is held annually in February or March in different cities in the western part of the Uni...
Mike Befeler · 2W ago

Fake News

I have listened to the President deride fake news, but it seems he is one of the major perpetrators of fake news. I find this a very disturbing trend. Politicians lie, but the big lie seems ...
Mike Befeler · 3W ago

Writing Multiple Genres

As a writer, most of my published novels have been mysteries. Even within this genre, I have pursued multiple sub-genres including geezer-lit, paranormal, historical, theater and sports myst...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

The Tesla Legacy, An International Thriller

If you have never read about Nikola Tesla, you're missing a fascinating inventor. I became intrigued with him several years ago, and the result is a new  novel titled, The Tesla Legacy, An I...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Grandson Lessons – Tough Guy Face

My eighteen-month-old grandson has very expressive facial features. Most of the time he is a happy guy, but once in a while he will let us know when he is displeased. He doesn’t hold back wh...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Left Coast Crime Conference 2017

In March, one of my favorite conferences takes place—The Left Coast Crime Conference. This year it’s in Honolulu, so darn, I have to force myself to go back to where I grew up. This conferen...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Grandson Lessons – Friends and Strangers

Our eighteen-month-old grandson has an opportunity to meet people at the park, library and other places we go. Some are people he knows and some are strangers. I enjoy watching his reaction ...
Mike Befeler · 2M ago

Grandson Lessons – Testing Limits with a Smile

One thing little kids are good at is testing limits. I’ve watched this with my eighteen-month-old grandson. There are some that are non-negotiable, such as holding Grandpa’s hand while cross...
Mike Befeler · 2M ago

Grandson Lessons – Being Alone versus Socializing

While observing my eighteen-month-old grandson, I keep learning interesting lessons. Today’s deals with being alone versus socializing. He now enjoys playing with toys by himself at times. S...