Meet Mark the Shark

In a handful of days my next Piper Blackwell mystery comes out: The Dead of Night. It opens with a character called Mark the Shark. I met all three of him in Quincy, Illinois. My father-in-law lives in a senior apartment complex in Quincy. On…

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Mystery in Fall River with my buddy Christine

Christine (C.A.) Verstraete is the author of Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. Her new novella, The Haunting of Dr. Bowen, A Mystery in Lizzie Borden’s Fall River, offers another view of the Borden murders by providing a glimpse into how the crime could have affected the…

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Wrinkles and my other four-legged muses

MUSE: a person or force providing inspiration for a creative artist Synonyms: inspiration, creative influence, stimulus, DOG I started out as a fantasy and science fiction writer. Well, actually I started out as a newspaper reporter covering courts, cops, and crime. But when I dove…

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