13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG PEOPLE DO

by K.J. HoweI love audiobooks, especially business and self-help books. Long drives offer enjoyable lectures where I can fully immerse myself in a new topic. No road rage, no traffic frustration--just the joy of listening to an intelligent and thoughtful person sharing gems of wisdom in their area...

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Rogue Women August Roundup!

Use the links below to binge read our posts from AugustHere's what we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in August....Though some of us tried to help, Rogue Robin Burcell succumbed to puppy fever. You can read about her adventures with her cute little ball of fluff here.Have you ever...

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Bidding a Fond Farewell to S. Lee Manning

S. Lee Manning is leaving Rogue Women Writers. You can follow her on her Facebook Page or on her website where she will continue to discuss writing thrillers and comedy – and where she will announce appearances and books.Look for her at Bouchercon this year. Also look for her at open mics – never...

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TIPS AND LAUGHS FOR FATHER’S DAY

S. Lee Manning: Happy Father’s DayThis is the second year in a row that Father’s Day has fallen on my posting day. Last year, I paid tribute to my late wonderful father, Louis Katz, and my  wonderful husband and father of my children, Jim Manning. It was a tearful and loving...

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The Top 5 (+2) Best Commercials

By Robin BurcellA few months ago, I listed the 5 Worst Commercials in 2019. (You can read that post here.) I've followed that up with the Top 5 Best Commercials list below.   I took an informal survey on Facebook asking others what commercials they liked. 145 comments later, I...

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The Top Five stupid TV Commercials in 2019

By Robin BurcellYou’re probably wondering what commercials have to do with thriller novels. In our case, it has to do with branding. We, the Rogue Writers, are testing out our emerging brand, hoping you’ll be eager to see what we come out with next. Some of our readers might notice a few tiny...

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TOP TEN STUPID COP MISTAKES (IN FICTION)

by ROBIN BURCELLYou can never have too many handcuff keys.How do you make the police procedure in your mysteries or thrillers seem authentic? Below are some of the mistakes and overused tropes I’ve seen in books that usually pull me out of a story. The good news is that not everyone who reads...

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The Vanishing Prime Minister

Last week in Budapest, under cover of darkness, the team moved quietly into position in Martyrs' Square.  They had one purpose: grab the life-size bronze statue of former Prime Minister Imre Nagy, and make him disappear.    The Hungarian Parliament building(Image Credit:...

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IT’S THE MORNING AFTER CHRISTMAS, & I’M UP EARLY

Happy Christmas morning here in Maine, after opening gifts Greetings from Gayle Lynds.  It’s the morning after Christmas at our house, and peace reigns.  Such excitement yesterday, with children and grandchildren and mouth-watering food and laughing and opening of gifts.  Favorites...

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Something wicked

S. Lee Manning: Something wicked has crawled out of a box where it has been locked up. Something evil has dressed itself up in Sunday best and is strolling down Main Street, smiling and nodding, as if everything were normal. Something ugly is sunning itself on top of the rocks, when it used to...

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