Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mentoring and Affirming

Last November, I participated in a mentoring program offered by the Midwest chapter of the Mystery Writers of America.  I turned in the first 50 pages of my mystery novel manuscript for a published author in the chapter to read … Continue reading

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The Covering Storm

Yesterday I submitted a new short story to EQMM.  I set it during the 1900 Galveston Hurricane, which has always fascinated me.  To have a city hit by a Cat 4 or 5 hurricane (can’t be sure of the intensity … Continue reading

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Winning an Award at the Edgars

This morning brought some incredible news.  The first email I saw was from Janet Hutchings, the editor of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.  The Edgar Awards were announced that morning, and I had won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award, which … Continue reading

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Waiting

I’ve learned that a large part of the writer’s life is taken up in waiting.  Currently I have one story submitted to a magazine and am about to submit another.  The submission I made was back in October, but I … Continue reading

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