Congratulations to contest winner Karen Lange. For those readers who consumed the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, please note this blog post is not about a physical relationship which incorporates any form of bondage or discipline. Or is it? I recently had an encounter that left me tormented and imprisoned. I’ve never felt such anguish…

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Congratulations to contest winner Cathy Ann Adkins. Written by Guest Blogger Heather Haven I love Halloween. 1. You get to dress up in crazy costumes, even when you’re giving speeches at the office! Anyone notice a similarity to the clown costume Laurel wore in DYING FOR A DATE? What detective wouldn’t want to smooch with…

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Congratulations to contest winner Linda Lovely. There’s a nasty rumor going around that I can’t cook.  I’m not sure where this rumor started, but I’m guessing it began somewhere in my kitchen. Maybe near that burner that ignited the last time I tried to sear a salmon. Possibly it originated in the microwave. Have you…

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Congratulations to contest winner Marilyn Meredith. Written by Guest Blogger Kaye George Today I welcome guest blogger Kaye George. Kaye has been a janitor, a mental health center secretary, a short order cook, a violinist, an online mystery reviewer, and is now an award-winning short story writer, two-time Agatha nominee, and the author of the…

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Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a mystery convention? Shaking your head no? That was my initial response in March, 2009, when Robin Burcell asked me to co-chair LCC 2012 in Sacramento. I don’t know whether it was a lack of caffeine or too many piña coladas but I said yes,…

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Congratulations to contest winner Liz Jasper. Has anyone on her death bed ever said: “I wish I’d replied to that last email?”   When my teen idol–Davy Jones–died of a heart attack last week, I reflected on the fact that only thirty-six hours earlier, I was lying on an examining table waiting to have my…

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Written by Guest Blogger Margaret Andrews Congratulations to contest winner Murr Brewester. I would like to welcome Margaret Andrews, author of the award-winning humor blog Nanny Goats in Panties which has to be the funniest blog I’ve ever read. Margaret is going to share some great blogging tips today. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Hi Kids! I would like…

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Written by Guest Blogger Lois Winston Today I welcome guest blogger, Lois Winston, author of the critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries published by Midnight Ink. Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun, the first book in the series, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Death By Killer Mop Doll, the sequel, was released…

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