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Let's Talk with Diane A.S. Stuckart
“On Bee’ing an Author…"
If you’ve hung out with writers long enough, you know the terms “plotter” and “pantser” when it comes to crafting fiction. The plotter is an author who writes a full outline of each book in advance of starting it, mapping out each scene and character interaction and red herring from page one to the end. Then you have the pantser, who simply dives right in and starts writing, with characters and plot twists popping up spontaneously. Both camps are sure theirs is the better way to write a novel, and there’s no convincing them otherwise. Which brings us to the subject of bees.
Win a Free Book – Sept 2022
Enter Sept 1-18 to win a free book! Winner gets to choose one book from the prize vault.
Here’s what our authors are giving away this month:
Lois Winston – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook A Stitch to Die For
Nancy J. Cohen – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Easter Hair Hunt
Debra H. Goldstein – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Five Bells Too Many
Cheryl Hollon – Signed paperback (U.S. only) Death a Sketch
Diane A.S. Stuckart – Paperback (U.S. only) Fool’s Moon
Maggie Toussaint – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Dreamed It
Terry Ambrose – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Lies, Spies, and the Baker’s Surprise
On The Bench
It’s back to school time
It’s September, the traditional beginning of a new school year. Do you have a grade school memory that still lingers with you after all this time?
- Terry Ambrose:
was delighted to learn that the Booklife Prize described Mystery of the Eight Islands as ” easy-going and smooth as a Hawaiian sea breeze. Readers are quickly embroiled in the new case and taken along for a light, fun ride.”
- Nancy J. Cohen:
announces that STYLED FOR MURDER is a Finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Awards sponsored by Florida Writers Association. https://books2read.com/StyledforMurder
- Debra H. Goldstein
is participating in an ENCORE CHATTING WITH AUTHORS YouTube 30-minute program talking about writing cozy mysteries and incorporating social issues into her stories on September 2 at 6 a.m. https://youtu.be/i0LTJq9T-D0 (https://youtu.be/i0LTJq9T-D0). She also will be cohosting Sisters in Crime New England’s craft chat on September 20.
- Cheryl Hollon:
is attending Bouchercon 2022 and will appear on Thursday, September 8 on the panel Cozies with an Edge; on Friday, September 9, at the Kensington Author Autographing Session (FREE BOOKS!) and on the panel Coffee, Tea, or Cozy; and Saturday, September 10, at the Speed Dating Breakfast.
- Diane A.S. Stuckart:
is pausing her writing while she helps put on the first South Florida Honeybee Expo taking place at the Loxahatchee Groves campus of Palm Beach State College Sept 30 thru Oct 1. https://tinyurl.com/mu64ewp9
- Maggie Toussaint:
was humbled to win The Magnolia Award. This service award from Mystery Writers of America-SE Chapter was presented to her at the recent Killer Nashville conference.
- Lois Winston:
is excited to announce that GUILTY AS FRAMED, the 11th book in her Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series, will officially release on Sept. 6th. Beginning Sept. 12th, Lois will be on a Great Escapes promotional blog tour for the book and will be giving away 3 copies through a Rafflecopter. Follow the tour and enter at each stop to increase your chances of winning. Find the tour schedule at https://anastasiapollack.blogspot.com/2022/09/anastasia-and-author-lois-winstons.html beginning Sept. 12th.