From Bookseller to Comedic Mystery Author: Meet Elaine Munsch Elaine Munsch should be an inspiration to any aspiring author who wonders if it’s too late to embark on a writing career. Elaine’s love affair with books, especially mysteries, began in childhood. Armed with a master’s degree in English literature from Ohio State, she pursued a…

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I’m delighted to introduce you to multi-published author Carol Preflatish, the author of the Nathan Perry Mystery series and seven romantic suspense novels. Currently living in southern Indiana, Carol recently took on the vice-presidency of our local SinC chapter, Derby Rotten Scoundrels.  I’m discovering that half the fun of doing these interviews is learning new…

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Even during her dementia years, one of my mom’s favorite expressions was, “I think everything’s under control.” Indeed, she spend most of her life making a valiant effort to control the future by planning for it. An inveterate list-maker who reveled in calendar scheduling, she was the only person I knew who had her holiday…

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  “Where do you get your ideas?” may be the most frequently asked question writers get asked, while the follow-up is often, “Do you base your characters on anyone you know?” When I get asked that, I have to say the answer is both “no” and “yes.”  No, I’ve never created a character that’s a…

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I’m delighted to welcome today’s guest, Beth Daniels, a multi-published author who also writes under the pen names of J.B. Dane, Beth Henderson, and Nied Darnel. Beth is the outgoing president of my local Sisters in Crime chapter, Derby Rotten Scoundrels. In her 30 plus years as a writer, Beth has explored a variety of…

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I met my husband Alan in a modern dance company. He was a beautiful dancer whose training included not only a variety of modern dance techniques but ballet, East Indian dance, and jazz. By his own admission, jazz was not his strong suit. Whenever he tried to adopt a cool jazz style with lots of…

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Dear Readers, I’m delighted to introduce prolific author Lynda Rees as my first featured guest author on my blog. As you’ll be able to tell, Lynda is passionate about human trafficking and its horrific impact on young people and writes in multiple genres. I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know her and her books. Stay…

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As I write this, I’m recovering from inhaling way too many helpings of the delicious Thanksgiving dinner my husband made for us. My waistline may never be the same, but it was worth it. Feeling very grateful for his food and most especially, for his love. I don’t know how I lucked out to marry…

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When our children were growing up, we used to pass a candle around the table at our Sunday evening suppers and take turns saying what we were thankful for. Our younger son announced one night, “Let me start with my unthankfuls.” This became part of our family lore and whenever one of us had a…

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