A Mid-Century Murder: Elizabeth Buhmann’s Blue Lake

  "Rural Virginia, 1945. The Second World War had just ended when Alice Hannon found the lifeless body of her five-year-old daughter, Eugenie, floating in Blue Lake. The tragedy of the little girl’s death destroyed the Hannon family. "More than twenty years later, Alice’s youngest daughter, Regina, returns home after a long estrangement because her … Continue reading A Mid-Century Murder: Elizabeth Buhmann’s Blue Lake

How Much Money Do Writers Make?

Question: I've written a novel. Should I quit my day job now or wait till I'm published? In A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning and Life, author Nancy Peacock answers that question with a story: * Two women are walking down the road and pass a frog sitting in the grass. "Hey," says the … Continue reading How Much Money Do Writers Make?

Kaye George’s CHOKE Nominated for Agatha Award

I am pleased—but not surprised—to announce that Kaye George's CHOKE: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. The Agathas, which honor the "traditional mystery" ("loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence"), are awarded annually at the Malice Domestic convention in … Continue reading Kaye George’s CHOKE Nominated for Agatha Award

Review (again): A Broom of One’s Own

I wrote the following post two years ago to answer a "challenge." I intended to post it at the end of September 2009. I got all tangled up in words and couldn't write a thing. I intended to post it at the end of October. I still couldn't write it. I think I managed to … Continue reading Review (again): A Broom of One’s Own