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Bang! Bang! Bang!

On May 16, 2017, at half past one in the afternoon, I held a loaded pistol in my hand for the first time ever.

This may come as a surprise to those who are aware of the fact that I have occasionally featured guns in read more

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In the Dark: My Mushroom House Visit

Every geographical place has its defining characteristics. Sometimes it’s the architecture or the natural features. Sometimes it’s the history or the culture.

As soon as I decided to set Cadaver Blues, the first book in my Phuoc Goldberg mystery series, in the Brandywine Valley, I read more

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Know What You Write

Anyone who has been around storytelling or aspired to tell stories has heard that old saw: Write what you know. This advice usually gets interpreted as: Write from your own experience.

I’m calling humbug on that.

For years I have been repeating an obscure but read more

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Naming Names: Mindy Eider

My original working title for Cadaver Blues was Mr. Gloom and Pollyanna Fight to the Death. If you’ve read the book, you can guess who Mr. Gloom and Pollyanna are.

In naming the female character, I was searching for a name that was breezy. The read more

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The Smell of Money Being Made

Who doesn’t have a blog these days? I wrote the following post for a blog on the website of the mushroom distributor I visited as research for Cadaver Blues. You can find the original post here.

There’s a bit of advice we novelists give to read more

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