"I've put Bleak House on my list several times, but never managed to crack the cover. I think it's about time. This summer I wanted to read books with exotic setting. I picked up The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene and Shadows on the…"
"I know many authors who are in, or were in, MFA programs. I admire their drive. Like all methods of learning, there are pros and cons to each one. Thanks for clearly spelling out the prizes and pitfalls. Hang in there!"
"I am intrigued by your series and will look at it. What a clever premise. I love Billie Holiday but my favorite version of Gloomy Sunday is by Mel Torme, but his recording wasn't out during the time my book was set."
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I write the Sydney Lockhart mystery series and the Classic Triviography Mystery Series. My nonfiction book The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story (September 2012: University Press of Florida) has been nominated for the George Perkins Marsh Award for environmental history.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Texas Highways magazine
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Plays, Journalism, Blog Posts, Screenwriting
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Services I offer to other writers:
I can offer advice on social networking, mystery mysteries, and contacting agents and editors (writing queries).
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Murder Must Advertise, Cozy Mystery Writers
My professional associations:
Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Fidalgo Island Writers Guild, Skagit Valley Writers League
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I am intrigued by your series and will look at it. What a clever premise. I love Billie Holiday but my favorite version of Gloomy Sunday is by Mel Torme, but his recording wasn't out during the time my book was set.
Welcome to the novelist group, Kathleen. If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion.
We do a live chat at 1 EST on the first Wednesdays of each month, with instructions on how to participate in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread and to published books in the “Our Published Novels” one.
"Very interesting, Brooke.Thanks for explaining the SPW process, which is very thorough and takes all these factors into consideration. You know first hand how much time and effort it takes to get a book ready for publication - ready for…"
"What you cut and pasted here is pretty on par with what I think of as normal industry rates. SWP charges $60/hour for copyediting. Obviously this is a tricky space because it can get a little subjective, and some editors are helping authors and…"