Learning from Rejection

If you’re a writer, you’re probably used to rejection. After all, it comes with the territory. But if you’re one of the lucky ones, you can learn from it. Such was the case with my first real attempt at a mystery short story, Plan D. I hadn’t really thought about...

Bloody Words: End of an Era

Recently I had the good fortune to attend Bloody Words 2014, a convention for mystery readers and authors (aspiring, emerging and established). This wasn’t my first Bloody Words—I also attended the 2012 edition—but it will be my last. Not because I didn’t enjoy every...

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