The Writing Life

Why do I write mysteries?

Today’s guest post is by Amy M. Bennett, author of the Black Horse Campground mystery series One piece of advice most writers are given is to “write what you know”. Understandably, this creates problems when one writes murder mysteries. I write what I love, and I love mysteries! Since I was young, I’ve always been
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My Designs on Tshirts

First off check out this extremely cool design I created for The Injustice Gamer. He’s got t-shirts available. Go buy one! (No I don’t get any royalties from them. I just think they’re really cool looking.)   I’ve set up a Zazzle site for my designs. I am working on getting many of the covers
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Not Sure How I'm Getting Everything Done

Spring is here, sort of, and my motivation to do anything has plummeted. I want to be outside, I want to take naps, I want to read, and I want to be lazy. Yeah, that’s not going to happen. At least not in the quantities that I’d like. Maybe when I’m off to Cons and have
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CWCO Report (a bit late)

Way back in February I attended the Catholic Writers Conference Online. Due to being double booked that weekend, I didn’t get to attend the entire conference. However, I have the links to all of the presentations and will get to them when I have a chance. On Saturday, I presented Basic Book Cover Design. That
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Path of Angels came out on Monday. I have two reviews so far. I like reviews. Okay, every writer likes reviews. Reviews tell us how we, as writers, are doing our job. So far I’ve gotten 2 reviews, both positive, with several others promised. If you’ve read Path of Angels, please consider leaving a review.
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Con Schedule So Far

Today, I received notice that I’ll be presenting at another con, so here is a run down of where I’ll be this summer. April 28-30 Constellation 8 Lincoln, NE May 5-7 DemiCon Des Moines, IA May 12-14 Siouxper Con Sioux Falls, SD  (not confirmed) June 30-July 2 Liberty Con Chattanooga, TN July 7-9 O Con Council
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Movie Review: John Wick

I was told to watch this movie and being the obedient person that I am…I put it off. Saturday I finally watched it while doing laundry, because I needed something to do that didn’t involve working. It’s a 2014 release, so I don’t want to hear any complaints about spoilers. You’ve had more than enough
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Path of Angels is out! Thanks everyone who helped me get it into shape. A few of the “little” people who gave me their advice, critiques, complaints, that I’d like to thank: Kia Haevey, Ann Margaret Lewis, and Barb Szyszkiewicz for looking over my first final draft and giving me your reactions. Declan Finn for his
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I Got My 1st Real Review

Over the past few weeks I’ve been like a little kid with a new craft I made all by myself, running around going “look, look, look…I made this.” I think I gave out about a dozen or so ARC copies to various people. Some to do reviews and others just to read. Over all I’ve
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