This gallery contains 7 photos.
Today I want to talk about dumb witnesses–and no, I’m not being politically incorrect! I’m using the word dumb in its original meaning, as in being unable to speak. In mysteries, a dumb witness is one that has witnessed a … Continue reading
Venizia Do believe in magic? I do, but then I’m a writer, and writers are great believers in magic. We dream up stories, write them down and make them real–if that’s not magic, what is? But until recently I hadn’t … Continue reading
This gallery contains 4 photos.
I’ve always said that Florida is the ideal home base for a mystery writers–there are just so many interesting ways to plan a murder. This point was reinforced last year when I attended a fun exhibit at the Florida Museum … Continue reading
The Eiffel Tower puts on a show! WHAT MAKES A CITY GREAT? I’m not sure what makes a city great, but I know a great city when I meet one. I’ve been fortunate to have visited some of the famed … Continue reading
People often ask me where I get my ideas for stories. Of course, all fiction stems from the imagination and the simplest answer is that I make it up. But the imagination is not an bottomless pool of ideas–like anything … Continue reading
This gallery contains 3 photos.
I have a confession to make–I’m a horror gal. Since the day I discovered a pile of pulp mags under a bed in my grandparents’ house, I’ve been a shameless devotee of ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump … Continue reading
This gallery contains 1 photo.
As such things go, detective fiction is the new kid on the literary block. Unlike romance, which can trace its roots back to the middle ages, the detective story burst on the scene in 1841 with Edgar Allen Poe’s detective Auguste … Continue reading
It’s a red letter day for me—today my debut novel Murder in Mystic Cove is published at last. It was nearly a year ago to the day when I got the call that every aspiring writer dreams of. “Hello?” I … Continue reading