Category Archives: Writing

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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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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Creative Minds Profile #21: J.J. Hensley

One of the fabulous things about being a member of writing organizations like International Thriller Writers is that you get to meet some of the most fascinating people. When I met author J.J. Hensley this past summer at ThrillerFest, I … Continue reading

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Creative Minds Profile #20: R.G. Belsky

I first met R.G. Belsky when we were reading from our mystery novels at KGB Bar in New York as part of a Mystery Writers of American New York Chapter event. At the time, he was reading from what was … Continue reading

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Creative Minds Profile #19: Daniella Bernett

I first met Daniella Bernett at a Mystery Writers of America New York Chapter event last year. At the time, she was about to release her first novel, LEAD ME INTO DANGER, an Emmeline Kirby-Gregory Longdon mystery. She joined me … Continue reading

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LOST IN LAGUNA: Guest Post by Nina Sadowsky

This year, I attended my very first ThrillerFest. One of the highlights was meeting the other debut novelists. Among them was Nina Sadowsky. It’s always fun to meet another Nina! I recently listened to her psychological thriller JUST FALL on … Continue reading

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Creative Minds Profile #18: Sarah Darer Littman

I first met Sarah Darer Littman when I attended an event for young adult and middle grade writers at the Ferguson Branch of the Stamford Library in Stamford, CT many years ago.  I don’t remember the topic of the talk … Continue reading

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ThrillerFest XI… Awe, Admiration, Inspiration

It’s Tuesday morning, and I am still on my ThrillerFest XI high! I’M NOT EVEN JOKING! Where do I even begin? There were so many great panels, inspiring moments, and amazing people. I ran into old friends, cyber-friends and made … Continue reading

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