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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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Creative Minds Profile #23: Cathi Stoler

I believe I first met Cathi Stoler at the Brooklyn Book Festival a couple of years ago when she signed my copy of FAMILY MATTERS, a Murder New York Style Anthology, published by the New York/Tri-State Sisters in Crime. Her … Continue reading

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Directing THE CRUCIBLE in 2016

When I am not writing mysteries or plays, or trying to be super-mom, I am a high school drama teacher. This past fall, I directed Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. I need to choose plays that are going be a good … Continue reading

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2016: My Year in Books

In 2016, I made a goal of only reading books by people I know. By “people I know,” I mean either those I have met (online or in person ), or at the very least, those  I have seen speak … Continue reading

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Creative Minds Profile #22: LS Hawker

I had the pleasure of meeting LS Hawker at the 2016 ThrillerFest in New York. We were both debut novelists. Her thriller, THE DROWNING GAME, sounded fascinating. I downloaded it on Audible as soon as I had the chance, and … Continue reading

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