Why I Love Featuring Guest Authors on My Blog

It’s the beginning of a new year, and I’ve been busily putting the word out to my writer’s groups, Sisters in Crime and publisher connections, and my Seton Hill University alums and faculty that I have openings for guest author blogs in the coming year. I enjoy alternating my own personal weekly blogs with those…

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When It Comes to Time, It’s All About Choices

As some of you know, I’m president of Derby Rotten Scoundrels, a chapter of a mystery writing organization, Sisters in Crime. One of our goals has been to expand our social media presence to attract new members. The other day, the newly installed group’s publicist inquired as to whether I was on Twitter. “Well, sure,”…

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Creating a Unique Take on Dragons: Meet Marx Pyle

MFA programs can be wonderful places for networking and collaboration. Today I’m delighted to welcome Marx Pyle who took full advantage of his time at Seton Hill to create a unique and exciting collaboration which resulted in the anthology, Dragons of a Different Tail. Below are Marx’s responses to my interview questions, followed by his…

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Fulltime Dad/Fulltime Author: Meet J.C. Mastro

I’m so happy to welcome another Seton Hill MFA graduate to my blog today.  J.C. Mastro has managed to successfully combine writing and being a stay-at-home dad. Below are his responses to my interview questions, followed by his bio and contact/buy links. First off, congratulations on the release of the anthology, Dragons of a Different…

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The Writing Life: Sometimes We Just Have to Keep Believing

Last month, I got the news that my recently released YA novel, LEISHA’S SONG, received the bronze medal in the YA mystery category from the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. The Moonbeam Awards are about “Celebrating Youthful Curiosity, Discovery and Learning Through Books and Reading.” To say that I was thrilled is the understatement of the…

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Meet Hockey Romance Author Katie Kenyhercz

I met so many terrific writers in my MFA program at Seton Hill University, and one of them was Katie McGinley, who writes under the name of Katie Kenyhercz. Katie was about to graduate when I was just starting out in the program, and she was in my very first critique workshop. I was terrified!…

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From Court Reporter to Mystery Author: Meet Andrea Johnson

I’m so delighted to feature an accomplished mystery author, editor, and craft expert who’s also an MFA graduate of the Seton Hill Writing Popular Fiction program. As was true for me, Seton Hill had a major impact on Andrea’s growth and development as a writer. Below are her responses to my interview questions, followed by…

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