Past Crimes

Okay, this is not a confession. Or maybe it is, but not to a crime, current or past. I’m just so honored to be part of this Storybundle. The books and writers here are amazing. Award winners, bestsellers, and one grand master. (Lawrence Block.) The bundle includes two short story collections featuring stories that I love (books by David H. Hendrickson and by Leah Cutter), […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Most Recent Madame Fortuna

Carol grew up with the carnival and its attractions. Like the fortune teller: Madame Fortuna. Now Carol runs carnivals and their employees, including Madame Fortuna. When the screaming begins, Carol doesn’t need a fortune teller to predict trouble. She can do that all on her own. Fixing the problem, however, might take a magic touch. “The Most Recent Madame Fortuna,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn […]

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Business Musings: Let’s Talk Real Business, Shall We?

Two weeks ago, I posted about agenting changes, and linked to a Hollywood Reporter piece about the new writer/agent relationship. Many of you had sent me that piece, because it is shocking in its happy talk about what is, essentially, a predatory scheme. I promised you all three posts inspired by this piece. The agenting piece is the expected one, along with last week’s post […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Silence

Homicide Detective Spencer Gray knows he should feel grateful for the lack of work due to The Silence—two weeks without a murder in Manhattan. But he misses the action. More, something feels off. When one of his colleagues suggests a wager to see who can close the strangest case on his or her desk, he knows just the one. But solving this case might mean […]

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Quick Reminder

July 31 is the last day of the half-off workshops sale. Go to Teachable.com, pick your workshop, and enter the code JulyRegularSale at checkout. Also, if you’re looking for a mentoring opportunity, take a look at Dean’s blog. He’s thinking of mentoring again. (And before you ask, I’m too buried to offer the same opportunity. Not to mention I’m not as…nurturing…as he is. ?) I […]

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Workshop Sales

Just a short notification post that we (as in WMG) changed our minds on workshop sales. Actually, it was Allyson Longueira who made the observation that led to the change. She mentioned that people who are good shoppers (like her) save up for regular sales. Heh, who knew? I shop when I’m out of something or forced to or feel that I need something. I […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Star

On the night Anna’s boyfriend tried to kill her, Anna’s badly injured cat Star disappeared. Now, half a continent away, Anna’s neighbor tells her about a white cat with unusual markings haunting the neighborhood. Do cats have ghosts? Or has Star herself somehow made her own incredible journey across the country to be with the only person she’s ever loved? “Star,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine […]

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A Quick Thank You

Thanks, everyone, who backed the Pulphouse Kickstarter. Your support means a great deal to all of us. And I’m so happy you’ll get to experience the magazine for the next year! Much appreciated.

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Winter Holidays And A Mystery

The mystery is a mystery story that I have in the current issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. “Serving Process” is a rainy Oregon story with a bit of a twist. You can get a copy here. The complete volume of last year’s Holiday Spectacular hit the virtual shelves this week! Thirty-eight stories about various winter holidays (including a June holiday from Australia). The stories […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Kindred Souls

In Seavy Village, she calls herself Linda. She has gone by many names. She travels from nursing home to nursing home, fixing problems, helping others, in her own way. Until she meets Eloise Mortimer. Rich, famous Eloise Mortimer. Dying Eloise Mortimer, who fancies herself a latter-day Miss Marple, but who might prove much more dangerous—and much more destructive. “Kindred Souls,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn […]

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