LYING IN WAIT FOR HOUDINI THE FOSTER CAT
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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ON TOUR WITH DEAD WRITERS: BREADWINNER
ON TOUR WITH DEAD WRITERS: BREADWINNER

This is the old New York City Police Headquarters at 240 Centre Street (Little Italy neighborhood of Manhattan). Built in 1905 in the Beaux Arts, Baroque, and Renaissance Revival style, it replaced an older building on Mulberry Street where Theodore Roosevelt served as New York City Police...

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I DON’T HAVE FAVORITES, BUT…
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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A WRITER’S SACRED PLACE
A WRITER’S SACRED PLACE

By Alex Kava Mark Twain’s private writing study as it is today, relocatedon Elmira College’s campus in New York. Ask full-time writers where they write—not how or when, but where—and many will name a specific place that’s unique to us. That place might be a local coffee shop or a favorite...

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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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ROGUE FLASH: Tracy Clark Wins A Lefty
ROGUE FLASH: Tracy Clark Wins A Lefty

Rogue Tracy Clark has been awarded the Lefty for Best Mystery Novel for her 2023 release Hide! The 2024 Lefty Awards were presented at Left Coast Crime, Seattle Shakedown writer's conference. For a complete list of nominees and winners, please click here. Lefty Award Winners Best Mystery Novel...

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HOW TO MAKE A HUGE DECISION
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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