September SinC-Up: Lynna Williams’ Gift of Voice

On my way home from work one night in the '90s, I heard actress Judith Ivey on Selected Shorts, reading "Personal Testimony," a short story by Lynna Williams. The narrator is eleven-year-old Ellen Whitmore, a preacher's daughter from Fort Worth, who is at Southern Baptist summer camp in Oklahoma. At evening services, when campers are … Continue reading September SinC-Up: Lynna Williams’ Gift of Voice

Laura Oles presents Inside Photo Secrets for Authors, March 9 @ Sisters in Crime (Austin) – Free and Open to the Public

Inside Photo Secrets for Authors Storytelling through photography has long been a powerful method of connecting people emotionally. For authors and writers, the use of photography can greatly assist in reaching and retaining readers. However, the digitization of photography has left the public largely confused about this new medium’s rules and regulations. At Sisters in … Continue reading Laura Oles presents Inside Photo Secrets for Authors, March 9 @ Sisters in Crime (Austin) – Free and Open to the Public

Loving Molly

Author Susan Woodring's post "This Writer's Wish List: A Love Story" has been on my mind since I read it two days ago. I can't make it go away. It sticks with me because what Woodring says is true. Uncomfortably so. She says if we write because we want something--wealth, fame, a room of our … Continue reading Loving Molly

ROW80, AMW, Dorothy, & Tallulah

I owe A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) another Wednesday check-in. Fortunately, I finally have something significant to report. My original goals were to sleep (get to bed before midnight, I believe); eat well (get off the white stuff, processed foods, added salt, sweeteners); and show up at critique meetings with  something to … Continue reading ROW80, AMW, Dorothy, & Tallulah

Tomorrow’s Guest Blogger: Author Patricia Deuson

Author Patricia Deuson will be here tomorrow to talk about her new mystery novel, Superior Longing, which comes out September 15, 2011. Pat and I have been online friends for several years through the Sisters in Crime Guppies. Tomorrow will be an exciting day for her, and I'm honored she's sharing that excitement with me … Continue reading Tomorrow’s Guest Blogger: Author Patricia Deuson

And is it gone, yes it is gone, alas

I was about 500 words into a post about Kaye George's new novel, Choke: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery, when, upon clicking Save Draft, I received an error message I'd never seen before. Then I discovered I was logged into HOTSHOTS!, the local Sisters in Crime chapter's newsletter, and was, in effect, about to post on … Continue reading And is it gone, yes it is gone, alas

Fish Tales

The poor, half-eaten fish to the left graces the cover of Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology. Guppies is a chapter of Sisters in Crime, an organization dedicated to the promotion of mysteries written by women. Guppies is short for The Great Unpublished. The title is misleading: a number of Guppies are very published, but they … Continue reading Fish Tales