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How to Establish My Identity as a Writer

The problem with starting my author career off with a series (soon to be back in print) of four mystery novels is that it creates the impression that I’m primarily a crime writer. However, I find myself questioning my own identity as a writer these days. I’d like to... read more

Scenes From a Previous Life

Most people don’t enjoy the idea of doing jury duty. In my case, it gives me a chance to revisit a previous life. I’ve actually served on a jury once before. It was a minor criminal matter, but even so, the tension between two people reached the point where you... read more

On Being an Indie Authorpreneur

These days, being an indie author can mean doing much more than writing books. The idea that one is confined to cranking out stories as fast as possible and hoping they’ll sell is nonsense. These are the days of the authorpreneur. As a result, along with republishing... read more

Do You Know Your Mystery Trivia?

I thought I’d have a little fun today and see if anyone out there can answer these mystery trivia questions. If you can find the answers in an online search, just email them to me and I’ll do a random drawing of entrants. The winner will get a free signed... read more

What is Branding, Anyway?

As a writer of mysteries, one young adult novel (so far), a thriller, short stories, film reviews, and screenplays, the question “what is a brand” is always on my mind. How do I encapsulate all the things I do in imagery, tweets, Facebook posts, and so on.... read more

A Fab Night at the Annapolis Film Festival

I don’t mind telling you that making public appearances is still ever-so-slightly intimidating for me. However, I must admit I had a blast on Saturday, March 24, when I appeared with film critic Joe Neumaier on-stage for the Q&A before the screening of... read more

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