JANUARY ROGUE ROUNDUP

What we Rogues discovered, researched, and talked about in January: Chris Goff reported from seas down under with the tale of her cruise to nowhere. The geyser in New Zealand she didn't get to see. Next, Z.J. Czupor fascinated us with the life and mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe. In a Rogue...

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SERENDIPITY IN OUR LIVES

By Karna Small Bodman Serendipity, n. The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. We’ve all heard the term, and we may have experienced it now and then, but have you ever thought about how so many things in our lives are there because of chance or an...

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NOTHING SUBTLE ABOUT A BOOK LAUNCH

By Tracy Clark I just launched my fifth book, Hide. Yay! It’s a busy time. Stuff’s happening fast and furious. But in a rare quiet moment, I got to wondering. Why book launch? Why not book introduction, or book premiere? I’ll admit launch is snappier than book introduction, but it also sounds and...

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IS WINTER A WRITER’S FRIEND?

By Gayle Lynds  Reposted from January 2018, when the snow was even deeper than it is now. Brrr! Our front yard.  Yep. It’s true that winter can drive some of us writers into dark, metaphorical caves, but then we escape the despair and boredom by throwing ourselves into our writing. Whew. Or,...

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WHEN VACATIONS GO BAD

By Chris Goff Alas, it happens. On the tails of Lisa's travel tips, I thought I would share my insight on how to deal with vacation mishaps. We've all had them.  Refuse to engage. Family issues top the list. Let's face it, as much as we love family, it can be stressful getting the whole gang...

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS

By Lisa Black Late November and December are the nation's busiest travel periods. Here are some life hacks to smooth your journey: Dress for comfort. You’ll be seated for hours, so that means soft shirts and stretchy pants—yoga pants and leggings or your nicest set of workout clothes. But you want...

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THREE CHRISTMAS CLASSICS THAT ALMOST WEREN’T

By Alex Kava A Christmas Carol, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. They’ve become synonymous with Christmas, but did you know they almost didn’t happen? A Christmas Carol In 1843, Charles Dickens already enjoyed literary success with several novels, including Oliver Twist....

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JOY FIELDING GOES ROGUE

Kim Howe: NYT bestseller Joy Fielding weaves together compelling plot lines in her latest novel, The Housekeeper. Given the variety of books Joy writes, the Rogues were interested in learning about her research skills. And her response was quite intriguing... Joy Fielding: I’m often asked how much...

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Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

The Gift of O. Henry By Z.J. Czupor While American author Washington Irving (1783-1859) is credited with reviving the Christmas holiday in America, and English author Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is recognized for reinventing Christmas through his masterpiece, A Christmas Carol (1843), it is...

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