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Behind the Scenes at Left Coast Crime

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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Hey Doc, Can I Tweet My EKG?

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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Improving Your Blog: Helpful Tips and Reminders From an Award-Winning Blogger

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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Sex Anyone?

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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To Give or Not to Give

Written by Guest Blogger Barb Beacham Today I welcome first time guest blogger, Barb Beacham. Barb lives in the Sierra Foothills and works as an accountant for an El Dorado winery. She writes when she is not working, tooling around her garden, or whipping up something wonderful in the kitchen! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Do you find yourself…

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Some Women Cook Turkeys; Other Women Date Them

Congratulations to contest winner Alyx Morgan. I used to say my epitaph would read “she never cooked a turkey although she dated a few.” The turkeys I wrestled with were never frozen, although they were definitely fresh.   Despite the fact that I was a mature woman in her mid-fifties, I was still a turkey…

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