Yesterday we posted a review of Elizabeth Buhmann's novel BLUE LAKE. Today we hear from the author herself: Where did you get the idea for Blue Lake? A friend told me something about her family history. Her grandmother, who was born in 1910, had 12 children. By the time the last child came … Continue reading Interview with Elizabeth Buhmann, Author of Blue Lake
Austin Mystery Writers' second crime fiction anthology now available for Kindle! Paperbacks coming soon ONE MORE TIME by V. P. Chandler WILD HORSES by Alexandra Burt LIFE OF THE PARTY by Mark Pryor ARCHANGEL TOWERS by Gale Albright BAGGAGE CLAIM, Part 1: THE DEVIL’S LUGGAGE by Janice Hamrick BAGGAGE CLAIM, Part 2: CARRY ON … Continue reading LONE STAR LAWLESS!
Isabel did read Italian; if she had any difficulty with La Repubblica, it was with understanding the complexities of Italian politics. But that, she suspected, was the case with everybody's politics. And it was not just a linguistic difference; she could never understand how American politics worked. It appeared that the Americans went to the … Continue reading Everybody’s Politics
It happened again. An author killed off a character I love. I hate that. I hate the author. I continue to like the book, but the author I despise. This time it's Anne Tyler. I love her novels. The Accidental Tourist. Breathing Lessons. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. My favorites, if I have favorites, are Back … Continue reading One Pebble in a Shoe Can Change the Universe
In yesterday's post I wrote about Lynna Williams' story "Personal Testimony." Here are the first three paragraphs of the story. ### "The last night of church camp, 1963, and I am sitting on the front row of the junior mixed-voice choir looking out on the crowd in the big sanctuary tent. The tent glows, green … Continue reading Excerpt: Lynna Williams’ “Personal Testimony”
A week in beautiful Alpine, Texas, to attend the Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Institute held unparalleled adventure for Gale and me. It started with getting lost about twenty miles from home and ended with finding a dead banana at the bottom of my Austin Mystery Writers tote bag. In between lay being rear-ended … Continue reading Adventure in the Far West
Austin Mystery Writers were in a dither over a visit by Grand Pooh-Bah Emerita this week. Gale Albright supplies the gripping details.
The members of Austin Mystery Writers were clustered at their literary haunt in the BookPeople café on Thursday morning, eagerly awaiting the arrival of famed author and Grand Poobah emerita Kaye George.
“Gosh,” I said to the group. “I hope she remembers the little people.”
However, that didn’t stop Kaye from being an active participant in AMW. She’s still a major player in the group, we’re glad to say.
Kaye George has been an inspiration to fellow writers. She fought hard to become a published author
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The day Eddy Cranny got himself murdered started bad and went downhill from there . . . especially for Eddy. ~ Janice Hamrick, Death Rides Again When I reached the second floor of BookPeople for the June 19th launch of Death Rides Again, Janice Hamrick's latest mystery novel, my day turned around and started uphill … Continue reading Mystery Novelist Janice Hamrick & Death Rides Again
"I think the biggest myth that writers might have about themselves is that we're somehow more important than we really are. I always cringe a little when I hear a writer say it's our duty to make social commentary, expose social injustice, etc. I don't think it's my duty at all. My duty as a … Continue reading The Biggest Myth
Sunday's Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter presented a New Authors panel: Robin Allen (If You Can't Stand the Heat: Stick a Fork in It), Kaye George (Choke; Smoke), and Janice Hamrick (Death on Tour; Death Makes the Cut). Hopeton Hay, host of KAZI Book Review, served as moderator. Here, listed in no particular … Continue reading If You Don’t Love a Character…