SUPPORTING LOCAL BOOKSTORES

by Karna Small BodmanEven before Covid-19 forced many bookstores to close, several faced the challenge of online shopping and the rising popularity of e-books vs. the print variety. Now that we all have been spending more time at home, working virtually, self-quarantining and all the rest, people...

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THE APPEAL OF AUDIO BOOKS

by Karna Small BodmanMany of us are still hunkered down working from home, while others are slowly getting back to their jobs. For those returning, instead of using crowded public transportation, some are driving to work when they can. It turns out that for both the at-home crowd, along with the...

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STAYING CONNECTED

by: Karna Small Bodman During these challenging times when many of us are “locked down” so to speak, we are lucky if we have the companionship of a spouse, a friend and especially a dog! In fact, in what must be “sympathy for our solitary status” our little “Cammy” figured out the best way to...

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WHAT ROGUES ARE READING NOW

by Karna Small Bodman          With most everyone hunkering down at home (when possible) during this challenging time, at least we can read a good book. And with that thought in mind, I asked fellow Rogues what they are reading right now – what books are on the...

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YOU NEVER FAIL UNTIL YOU QUIT

by Karna Small BodmanI’ve always liked that quote in the title. I’ve seen it play out in my own writing life as well as in many others. Before I wrote my first thriller, Checkmate, I wrote two light-hearted novels and collected close to 50 rejections from various agents and editors. Disheartened...

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DOES ROMANCE BELONG IN A THRILLER?

by Karna Small BodmanEnjoying the romantic Valentine chocolates received last week while reading a thriller, I reflected on a question I’ve heard asked at many writers’ workshops and conferences: Should we weave a romantic relationship into our thrillers, or “play it straight?”It turns out...

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Tips for aspiring writers

By Karna Small BodmanYou have always harbored the desire to become an author. You have what you're certain is a great idea. You vow to make the time to get it down -- on your computer, a tablet or whatever is handy when you're so inspired. You've read a ton of novels, you've decided on your genre,...

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Novel Recipes

...Submitted by Karna Small Bodman     The title here actually has two meanings: in this article I'll be referring to novel - unique - recipes as well as novels- books - that have recipes woven into their stories.  Now that we are heading into the Holiday Season, I wanted to...

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A Stellar Writers Conference

Submitted by Karna Small BodmanSeveral of us Rogues just attended one of the best writers' conferences in the country. Sponsored by Mystery Writers of America, some 1,000 authors (published and aspiring) along with agents, editors, reviewers, librarians, booksellers and fans of the mystery crime...

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