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The Crime Cafe Interview with Patrick Kelly

Hello, it’s me again with another episode of my Crime Cafe podcast on YouTube. This episode features thriller author Patrick Kelly, who I met (interestingly enough) at a book fair that took place during the Austin Film Festival. So, without further ado,...

Happy Martin Luther King’s Birthday!

Even though I have one calendar that says this is Civil Rights Day and another that says it’s Martin Luther King Day, whatever we call it, the message of Martin Luther King is what we’re honoring. Martin Luther King’s life and actions affected my own...

Why I Write About a Lawyer Sleuth

They say, “Write what you know.” If I did that, it would limit my creativity in too many ways. Nonetheless, I did choose to write my first novels about a lawyer (which I also happen to be). I wanted to write about a lawyer sleuth, not because I’d practiced...

Patrick Kelly’s Guest Post and Book Giveaway

It’s a pleasure to have here today Patrick Kelly, an awesome crime writer I met while attending the Austin Film Festival one year. They happened to hold a book festival at the same time. That’s how we met. Talk about serendipity! In any case, I’ve...

Would You Like to Try a Sample?

FYI, I’ve started work on another novel (or maybe novella — not really sure — we’ll see how that goes). I thought I’d offer up a sample chapter — well, actually, a prologue and sample chapter. It’s just a heads up about what...

S. 2, Ep. 14: A Chat with Author Paul Casselle

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The Crime Cafe Interview with Paul Casselle

Hello all! πŸ™‚ It’s Wednesday and time for another video episode of the Crime Cafe podcast. Today’s guest is Paul Casselle, who’s offering two free books to everyone who happens to read this. So check it out! And please share it! πŸ™‚ Here are the links...

Why I Started Self-Publishing

You wouldn’t know it to listen to me now, but I wasn’t always a fan of self-publishing books. But once upon a time, I had a mystery novel (the first in a series of three books, according to my contract) published by a small press that will remain nameless....

My Interview with Indie Filmmaker Kevin Nash

Given my recent fascination with indie film, not to mention my desire to someday traipse into that territory myself, it’s with great pleasure that I’m posting an interview with Kevin Nash, the director of Waking David. My interest in the movie extends not...

The Boxing Day Special

Well, it’s Boxing Day and whether that means you get another bite of the Christmas Day apple, you return unwanted gifts, or you collect alms for the poor in a box, it’s apparently a thing. For me, it’s my chance to re-evaluate and adjust my actions to better achieve...

S. 2, Ep. 13: A Chat with Author Maria Hudgins

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Are These Books on Your Reading List?

Frankly, I hate end of the year movie and reading lists. Who’s to say why one book or movie is better than another or is one that you absolutely must see or read? However, I would like to think I have some small credibility as a book reviewer, since I used to...

The Crime Cafe Interview with Maria Hudgins

Once again, it’s Wednesday and time for the Crime Cafe interview on YouTube. Today’s guest author is Maria Hudgins, writer of travel mysteries. So … sit back and enjoy our chat! And don’t forget that Maria is giving away a copy of her latest...

A Sample Short Story from ‘Five Uneasy Pieces’

The following is the short story from my anthology Five Uneasy Pieces that was nominated for a Derringer Award way back in 2010. Seems like only yesterday! πŸ™‚ THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT by Debbi Mack β€œI hear kudos are in order.” Mike Finnegan strode into the office he...

Kate Warne: Female Intelligence Agent

The Civil War Intelligence Work As discussed previously, along with her distinction of being the first female detective for the Pinkerton Agency, Kate Warne did intelligence work during the Civil War. As a woman, she could easily attend social gatherings and worm...

Maria Hudgins’ Guest Post and Book Giveaway

Today’s Crime Cafe guest post is Maria Hudgins, who combines two of my favorite subjects in her fiction: travel and crime! πŸ™‚ Her latest book is called Death in an Ivory Tower, which takes place in England. She’ll tell you more about that in her post. Maria...

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