JULY ROGUE ROUNDUP

Here’s what we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in July... We kicked off the month with a blog from Chris Goff about the importance of awards for authors and readers, alike. Hint: they're definitely important! For specific and nuanced reasons! Read her take here. Then, we released our...

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A VERY PRETTY PRISON

Lisa Black in front of the Ohio State Reformatory at Mansfield Don’t worry if you recognize the imposing stone structure—it doesn’t mean you have a criminal record. The Ohio State Reformatory at Mansfield was used in several movies but particularly featured in The Shawshank Redemption. The...

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IF YOU LOVE DOGS…

by Karna Small Bodman As the economy continues to open and many people return to a work site instead of working from home, it means leaving a beloved pet who had become accustomed to having us around all day long.  So, we all have to take care to spend whatever time we can with these animals,...

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Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

He's a Complicated Man — No One Understands Him But his Woman — Shaft by Z.J. Czupor Fifty years ago, on June 23, 1971, a New York City private eye debuted on the big screen at the Palms Theatre in Detroit. His name was "John Shaft," a tough and cool Black detective. The film starred Richard...

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THE ROGUE SUMMER READING LIST

by Karna Small Bodman As millions have been celebrating America’s Independence and taking much anticipated vacations, I hope many of you will finally have a chance to relax and pick up a new book.  My Rogue colleagues are among the “best read” friends I know, so I asked them to share what...

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JUNE ROGUE ROUNDUP

Here’s what we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in June… We opened this month with a guest blog from none other than Harriet Walker, fashion editor of The Times (UK), and author of new psychological suspense novel, THE WEDDING NIGHT. This juicy read explores what happens...

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HOW IMPORTANT ARE AWARDS, REALLY?

By Chris Goff Ask any author, it’s a thrill to be nominated. And even nicer to win! With Spring marking the kickoff to Awards season, this time of year you’ll find any number of authors waiting on pins and needles to find out whether or not their book has been given the nod. But how important are...

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