by | Aug 4, 2021 | Rogue Roundup

Here’s what we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in July…

We kicked off the month with a blog from Chris Goff about the importance of awards for authors and readers, alike. Hint: they’re definitely important! For specific and nuanced reasons! Read her take here.

Then, we released our Rogue Summer Reading List — each Rogue listed her top recommendation. It’s the perfect blog to peruse before your next vacation or day by the water.

Next, we explored the chilling rise of Nazism in 1930s Los Angeles. This week on the blog, Susan Elia MacNeal shares more about the real West Coast history that inspired her latest book, The Hollywood Spy.

Z.J. Czupor’s Mystery Minute this month explored the little-known author behind the big-time movie series, “Shaft” about John Shaft, a tough and cool Black detective.

If you’ve ever had a case of writer’s block, Carla Neggers gifted us her solution to finding “the flow” again. Read this blog if you’re struggling with the character who refuses to come together, the elusive plot twist, the 100 pages that end up in the trash, the tight deadline, or the family crisis.

For dog lovers, Karna Small Bodman gave her top recommendations written about man’s best friend.

Lastly, we took a tour with Lisa Black of the country’s prettiest prison. It is, in fact, so pretty that it’s been a featured location in multiple movies. Check it out!

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