LYING IN WAIT FOR HOUDINI THE FOSTER CAT

By Lisa Black If you’ve ever perused my social media feed, you may know that last year I fostered four of the most impossibly adorable kittens ever. This year the animal shelter gave me a mom cat with two newborns kittens, so tiny they never moved from the carrier. I set out the litter box and...

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I DON’T HAVE FAVORITES, BUT…

By Tosca Lee There are questions authors get asked all the time: what was your path to publication? Where do you get your ideas? What do you hope readers will take away from this book? (I am curious about all of these things when it comes to other authors, too.) Another regular question: which...

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APRIL ROGUE ROUNDUP

It’s a Rogue Roundup: See what we Rogues discovered, researched, and talked about in April... Dispatches from the Desk Tracy Clark Wrangler or Tosser? You're well into writing a book and it's just trash. Do you toss it or push on–wrangle the words or simply discard them?...

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HOW TO MAKE A HUGE DECISION

By Jenny Milchman For those of us who are parents of a certain age and stage, it’s college decision season. The months—years—maybe as much as a decade plus of hard academic work that our kids (and we!) have put in is coming to fruition. By this point in the spring, acceptances, spots on waitlists,...

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ON TOUR WITH DEAD WRITERS: WHODUNIT?

By Z.J. Czupor On Tour with Dead Writers is Z.J. Czupor's new installment on Rogue Women Writers. Guess the correct dead writer to be entered to win a free book. This oak chair was designed in the early 1900s by the husband of this famous author of mysteries. In fact, according to a book about the...

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HOW PATIENCE PAYS OFF

By Karna Small Bodman Our Naples Public Library hosts four best-selling fiction authors a year at luncheons that draw some 600 readers and are major fund-raisers for the library. At one, the speaker was Pam Jenoff. Her latest book is Code Name Sapphire: A World War 2 Novel. Inspired by a true...

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WRANGLER OR TOSSER?

Dispatches from the Desk By Tracy Clark I’ve heard stories of writers stopping two-thirds into a novel and shredding the whole thing because they weren’t happy with what they’d written. I’ve heard stories of writers who have finished an entire book, submitted it, and then asking their editor to...

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RITES OF PASSAGE

By Chris Goff Officially, Spring began on March 19th and, if I'm being honest, it's beautiful in Western Michigan. We moved here a year ago and I'm still acclimating. The transition from Coloradan to Michigander has been more difficult than I ever imagined. I am a mountain girl at heart. I grew up...

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ON TOUR WITH DEAD WRITERS: WESTERNS

By Z.J. Czupor On Tour with Dead Writers is Z.J. Czupor's new installment on Rogue Women Writers. Guess the correct dead writer of Westerns and Suspense Thrillers to be entered to win a free book. This famous author of mysteries, thrillers, and westerns once worked for an ad agency in this...

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