Mood Music – A Mystery Writer’s Soundtrack

Mood Music – A Mystery Writer’s Soundtrack – In my view, everything goes better with music, including writing mystery stories.  And I’m not the only mystery writer that listens to music while they work.  If I recall, Stephen King mentions listening to Rock music in his seminal book, On Writing.  He should, he owns the […]

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Confessions of a Social Media Anti-Socialite

Confessions of a Social Media Anti-Socialite – When I told my wife I was making friends on Facebook, she laughed . . . loud and hard, for several minutes.  She knows me all too well.  She and my black and tan Doberman, Otto are about the only ones that do.  It’s true, when it comes […]

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10 Songs Dedicated to the Mystery of Love

  10 Songs Dedicated to the Mystery of Love For most, love remains a mystery. And on this Valentine’s Day I am reminded what a powerful force love is, in our lives. Volumes have been written about love—its glory and heartache. As an integral part of the human experience, you’ll find love won and lost […]

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The Top 5 Mystery Writers?

The Top 5 Mystery Writers? In the process of preparing for the release of the first in my series of mystery novels, I commissioned a market survey of book buyers.  One of the survey questions was: ” Who are your favorite mystery writers?” Aside from the insight I gained for marketing purposes, I personally found […]

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Little Boy Playing Accordian

What Do Poe, Charlie Parker and Van Gogh Have In Common?

They are all considered artistic geniuses in their respective fields. And all three died in poverty. Why? Why, indeed. All three produced art that would become well known and highly respected—watershed works. Edgar Allan Poe is known as the Grand Master of the Mystery genre, having penned what is considered the first mystery story in […]

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