MARCH ROGUE ROUNDUP

Here’s what we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in March… First, Sherry Knowlton took us on a guest blog trip to Botswana. She discussed the process of researching her latest book, Dead on the Delta, which involved safaris, elephants, and lions — oh my! After a year of the pandemic,...

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ALMA KATSU GOES ROGUE

Five of Alma Katsu’s novels combine history with horror or the supernatural, including THE HUNGER (international award winning, Stoker nominated, and one of the best horror novels of all time per NPR) and THE DEEP (Stoker nominated). But her latest book, RED WIDOW, is also her first spy novel,...

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RELATIONSHIPS: FICTION VS. REAL LIFE

The Big Reveal In July, I will have the distinct pleasure of discussing this topic with fellow Rogue Carla Neggers in our X-Treme CrafFest session entitled “Character Relationships,” airing during Virtual ThrillerFest XVI, June 28-July 10, 2021. Attendees can tune into over 100 conversations...

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HUMOR IN CHALLENGING TIMES

by Karna Small Bodman A fellow member of the Author’s Guild suggested we create a thread of “Author Humor” to break up the monotony of always dealing with serious subjects of late. It is certainly true that authors are serious about doing excellent research, describing accurate locations,...

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10 RULES FOR WRITING A BEST-SELLING THRILLER

by Gayle LyndsEver wonder why so many suspense novels and thrillers top the best-seller lists and have millions of readers? When I first started writing, I thought about that a lot. I knew I personally loved characters with whom I wanted to spend a lot of time, and stories that kept getting...

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THE VERY BEST COMPANIONS

by Karna Small BodmanAs we have been “hunkered down” for so many months, here’s a question for you: besides families, of course, who has turned out to be a most comforting companion to millions of people, especially those living alone? The answer is dogs! Even before the pandemic, we loved living...

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ONE WRITER’S COVID-19 SUMMER

by Gayle LyndsAs a writer, I’ve always looked for underlying themes, for insights and significance.  But I have a concussion, and that means life has been simplified for me several times.  At first I resisted what felt like a retreat from a less fulsome way to live.  Then I got...

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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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