BLUEBELLS AND SHOTGUN SHELLS
A Kathryn Snow Cozy Mystery: Kathryn Snow has her hands full with running her flower shop The Petal Pusher and keeping up with the Tuesday Morning Bunch. When her co-worker, Allen Cross's nephew is accused of murder and the Tuesday Morning Bunch expect her to solve who killed local chef, Cole Monroe, will Kathryn find more than Cole's killer?
Mary L. Ball –Voices of Suspicion
Kathryn Barker—Catch a Falling Angel
Lynn Huggins Blackburn—Need To Know
Lillian Duncan—Game On
Leigh Herren—If Walls Could Talk
Rhoda C. Hill—Glorified Manor
Megan Kellett—Strangled Love
Dena Marie Lopez—Deadly Homecoming
Dana R. Lynn—Oblivion
Jenna Night—A Sentry by Her Side
Mary Ellen Porter—The Last Find
Shirley Riggins—Trade Winds of Love
Patricia H. Rushford—Deadly Deception
Lucy Sawyer—Deadly Secrets
Karen Sims—Terror in the Ozarks
Liza Brandt—In the Line of Duty
Annie Wright Burnett—Deadly Assignment
Karen Cogan—An Unlikely Duo
Karen Collier—An Eye for an Eye
Jim Cook—Z-a-z-z-y Spells Murder
Nancy J. Farrier—Hide and Seek
Denise Frazier—Mountaintop Danger
Jessica Hayes—Tempestuous Love
Delia Latham—The Cottage Caper
Barbara Lukow—Sinister Legacy
Janelle Mowery—Found Hidden
Connie Queen—Killer at Kiddie Kampus
Marina Teller—The Inheritance
Anna Zogg—Flying Blind
TEAM EMILY RODMELL
Angela Arndt—One for Sorrow
Lorelei Bedford—Desperate Measures
Laurel Blount—Reckless Endangerment
Allyson Carter—Against All Odds
Meghan Carver—The Lawyer’s Last Hope
Mary Curry—Christmas in Hiding
Joanne Graves—Blue Creek Protector
Caitlin Hemphill—Flirting with Danger
Jennifer Laird—Lavender Skies
Shawna Mumert—The Ties that Bind
Jenna Victoria—Heirloom Secret
Shanda Arnett—A Night to Remember
Lisa Christenson—Hawk of Wa Pu Ta Creek
Deb Harkness—What Lurks Beneath
Tammy Johnson—In the Wind
Janice K. Olson—Run…But You Can’t Hide
John R. Pickens—Desert Rain
Kavanagh Rees—Death by Number
Muna Sheik—Shotgun Dead
Dianna Shuford—Hidden Motives
Anne Marie Sinclair—Unbroken
Tanya Stowe—Danger in Dhofar
Angela Ruth Strong—Presumed Dead
Therese Travis—Guardian of Angels
Alexa Verde—Lost Solitude
Terri Weldon—Dead on Monday
At last Legionnaire Jean-Richard Chanson has found the fulfillment of his quest for happiness: a beautiful missionary teacher he must rescue from violent rebels. But how can he win her heart when she has already given it to an invisible rival, a God whom Jean-Richard has long ago rejected?
My writing space is a small room with desks on three sides, a closet and bookcase on the fourth and a big window looking out on the yard.
Rhonda just leaned over and asked what I'm working on now and told me to mention my new release. She really likes the cover of my new release... I wonder why?
At the moment I am working on a wagon trail story that is the first in a 3-book continuity. As well I am finishing up 3 stories about 3 girls who live in Montana and working on another 6 books I want to do in the Eden Valley Series.
Welcome, Deborah. I'm excited to have you here and I'm going to jump right into the questions so as not to embarrass you with my gushing. So, is there anything unique about your space?
If you were going on a trip, what two writing tools would you take from your desk besides your computer?
What do you love most about your space?
What do you hate or dislike about your space?
I'm curious Patricia, what do you surround yourself with that isn’t writing related but that helps you to enjoy your writing space?
I'm curious, what are you working on right now?
1. Come up with an Idea.
Now I know that seems simple enough but that's not always the case. Here's how I look for ideas: I listen to people talk sometimes something that is said will spark an idea. I enjoy writing historical novels so I go online and look up town histories or think of a famous real life character such as Billy the Kid and read up on him. Some authors get ideas from TV. Those are just three general ways but I think you get the "idea." Pun intended.
2. Create well-developed Characters.
Ask yourself what makes this character unique? What does he/she want? And what will stop him/her from getting what she wants? Give your characters flaws. It's important to make your characters as interesting as possible. There are whole books written on how to develop characters, I'm simply giving you basics to get you started.
3. Create a Deadline.
There are lots of people out there who dream of writing a book. Serious writers give themselves a deadline and stick to it. Even before I became published, I gave myself deadlines. Why? An idea is exciting when you start, writing a book around that idea is work. By setting a deadline you don't give up. You press on. And, if you are a serious writer, you finish the book. Now, let me make myself clear, I am not saying if you don't meet your deadline you are not a serious writer. Life happens and sometimes you just can't meet that deadline, that's ok. Set a new deadline and press on until you finish your book.
4. Sit down and write
I hear you screaming but I'm not ready yet! I haven't read all the books on writing. I'm not sure my characters are completely developed. I still have research to do. And the excuses go on and on...
I understand... but you will never write a book if you don't sit down and write. Yes, keep studying books on writing (I'm reading two right now) But at some point you have to write to finish a book. Write while waiting on appointments, while at your kids sports practices and any other free moment you might have. Set a word or page count that you will write daily to meet that deadline.
Those are the four basic things you can do to write a book. Happy Writing and let me know how it goes!