Author Archives: Nina Mansfield

What Inspired Me to Write SKIN OF TATTOOS

I am delighted to host author and fellow International Thriller Writers member Christina Hoag on my blog today! Today she shares the inspiration behind her thriller SKIN OF TATTOOS. What inspired me to write Skin of Tattoos By Christina Hoag … Continue reading

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DOGFIGHTING, PIT BULLS & LAWS HELPING KIDS

I am delighted to have fellow International Thriller Writers member, Amy Shojai, as a guest on my blog today! Today she shares with us some of the inspiration behind her novel SHOW AND TELL. DOGFIGHTING, PIT BULLS & LAWS HELPING … Continue reading

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Creative Minds Profile #27: DAVID MEYERS

I first met actor and playwright David Meyers a few years ago when he joined a group of actors to do a cold reading of a play I was working on at the time. I had the pleasure of working … Continue reading

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How Can a Novel Be Novel?

I am delighted to welcome fellow International Thriller Writer Melodie Winawer to my blog today! Her novel, THE SCRIBE OF SIENA, was released earlier this month. How Can a Novel Be Novel? By Melodie Winawer I’m a neuroscientist, neurologist, and … Continue reading

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Creative Minds Profile #26: SHERRY KNOWLTON

One of the writing organizations I had the honor of joining during the past few years is the International Thriller Writers. It was through ITW that I got hooked up with “The Fearless Bloggers,” a group of ITW members that … Continue reading

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Mystery Conferences with Martha Reed

Today, I am delighted to welcome fellow mystery author and Sister in Crime Martha Reed to Not Even Joking! Congratulations on the release of your new book, NO REST FOR THE WICKED! Thanks, Nina. I’m very excited about this one. … Continue reading

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Creative Minds Profile #25: Catherine Maiorisi

I first met author Catherine Maiorisi at the Brooklyn Book Festival a couple of years ago. I had just purchased a copy of the MURDER NEW YORK STYLE: FAMILY MATTERS, the New York-Tri State Chapter Sisters in Crime Anthology, and … Continue reading

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The Kick Ass Girls of Fire & Ice YA

I was delighted be asked to have my YA mystery novel SWIMMING ALONE, and protagonist Cathy Banks, join The Kick Ass Girls of Fire and Ice YA. This group is filled with girl-power protagonists. Girls who help their friends. Girls … Continue reading

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Creative Minds Profile #24: Albert Tucher

I met Albert Tucher when I moderated my very first panel at my very first mystery conference, Deadly Ink in 2015. It was a short story panel, and in preparing to moderate, I read my very first Diana Andrews story. … Continue reading

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The World as Inspiration

I am delighted to have fellow International Thriller Writer Michael Niemann on my blog today! His latest thriller ILLICIT TRADE (Coffeetown Press, Feb 1, 2017) was  recently released, and today he answers the question, “Where do you get your ideas?” … Continue reading

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