I’m so delighted to host Ellen Birkett Morris. I first met Ellen when a dear writer friend invited me to her writer’s group. “These women are serious writers,” she told me, “and they’re really good.” That turned out to be an understatement! Ellen was the group’s unofficial leader, and it didn’t take me long to…

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I first met V.M. (Valerie) Burns in a workshop at Seton Hill when we were working on our MFAs in Writing Popular Fiction. Valerie workshopped a story about a feisty amateur sleuth busily solving mysteries in her retirement community. I absolutely loved it and sensed that she was on her way to a successful writing…

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What fun to interview live wire mystery author Vicki Batman, who just released a new book in her Hattie Cooks mystery series. As her bio notes, her stories are full of humor and romance. She has sold many award-winning and bestselling romantic comedy works to magazines and most recently three humorous romantic mysteries. Below are…

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I’m so delighted to introduce you to Jeanette Pope, one of the newest members of Derby Rotten Scoundrels, the Ohio River Valley chapter of Sisters in Crime. Below is what she shared with me about her life and her work: I am the oldest of six children, born and raised in the West End of…

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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 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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