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Unexpected Twists

Have you heard this one? How many mystery writers does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to screw it in, the other to give it a surprising twist at the end. Life is like that, too. We think we’re headed down the right road when we realize we’ve made a wrong turn.…

Writing and Geometry

Oh, but they DO have a lot in common! I was reading Ava Jae’s great post, “You Don’t Have to Get It Right the First Time” and decided it was time to post about the writing process after a long spell without mentioning it. In her post, Ava lists the things you shouldn’t be thinking…

Author Interview: E. Michael Helms

So many questions for E. Michael Helms, author of two novels and several nonfiction works! I sent out word I was willing to read and offer reviews of mysteries, and he was one of the writers who responded. I confess I’d started another book by a different author, one that was not well written, so…

Read “Pea Body” on Your iPad!

My newest novel, Pea Body, featuring amateur sleuths — and full-time RVers — Walt and Betty Rollin, is now available via iTunes! You can purchase this e-version directly from the iTunes store via this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pea-body/id854711250?mt=11 Or you can select the print version via Lulu from my author spotlight page here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ellenbooks As always, thanks…