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Murderous Musings · 1M ago

Writing Fast

By June ShawI had never written a novel in less than a year--until recently.The first book I wrote took two or three years, and it collects dust. It was fun. It was exciting. It was awful. I...
Murderous Musings · 1M ago

John Lindermuth's New Novel

I've always been interested in history and few eras are more interesting than that of our American West. I'm also intrigued by mystery. So what could be better than combining the two?As trap...
Murderous Musings · 1M ago

Is Writing Really a Catharsis?

I've heard that writing can serve as a catharsis and I'm about to find out if that's true. Since last November, I've lost a grandson, divorced my husband and moved nearly 1,500 miles to the ...
Murderous Musings · 3M ago

New Mystery Series

by June ShawI am so excited to announce that Kensington's Lyrical Press has just published A FATAL ROMANCE, the first book in my new Twin Sisters Mysteries!This series is set in a place I li...
Murderous Musings · 3M ago

OLD IS COOL AND SO IS WRITING!

by Jackie KingI’m a writer, so I write. Sometimes I have to write what’s foremost on my mind. Today that happens to be writing as I grow older.  If you’re a writer, everything is connected w...
Murderous Musings · 3M ago

INDIE PUBLISHING: My New Venture in 2017

by Jackie KingTechnology in printing and the popularity of ebooks have changed the publishing world in ways that have transformed the book industry.I’ve always been something of a late bloom...
Murderous Musings · 4M ago

WAITING FOR SANTA -- AND THE NEW BOOK

by June ShawThis morning I heard footsteps padding around on my roof and had hopes: Maybe it was Santa (I mean it's the coldest day so far this winter in south Louisiana--the low forties las...
Murderous Musings · 5M ago

TRUE THANKSGIVING STORY and Pecan Pie Recipe

by Jackie KingThanksgiving is the perfect time for reminiscing and for remembering family stories. These generational memories are often centered around cooking and good food, and these special tales of family history should be treasured and never fo...
Murderous Musings · 5M ago

Chasing the Blues by Writing

November 9, 2016I have a bad case of the Blues today. Better than last night around midnig...
Murderous Musings · 6M ago

Characters That Form Our Lives

and Later Come Alive in Our Storiesby Jackie KingOne of my earliest memories is sitting in a circle with my brother, sister and various neighbor kids as my mother told us stories. Delia Hodges Sprague could spin a yarn about any character or characte...