MAY ROGUE ROUNDUP

What we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in May… May began with a flash—a Rogue Flash, that is. On the second of the month, we announced the winners of the April Rogue Reads Giveaway: Judith from Nebraska and Cindy Bower of Ohio won Fallen Creed and Death of the Black Widow,...

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DO NOVELISTS PREDICT THE FUTURE?

by Karna Small Bodman Many authors say they get ideas “ripped from the headlines” and then do a “what if” to craft a tale. But what if, instead of following headlines, the author actually predicts them? Have you ever read a novel and later discovered that an event, historical reference, attack —...

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MY OLD FRIEND, HARRIET THE SPY

by Tracy Clark Recently, I was moving an overstuffed bookcase from one side of my den to the other to make room for a new recumbent bike that I had convinced myself at time of purchase that I would use a lot, and not just as a hook for my jackets, which the elliptical machine next to it had...

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Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

She Moved Our Collective Consciousness by Z.J. Czupor This best-selling author lived a lifetime of contradiction and experimentation. She was born with a man's name. She wrote and experimented across numerous genres. She grew out of poverty to became rich and famous, and her writing explored the...

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SAMANTHA BAILEY GOES ROGUE

K. J. Howe: Canadian superstar Samantha Bailey believes that it takes a village to write a book. In what could be a lonely profession, she instead creates lifelong friendships. Welcome to the Rogues, Samantha! RIDE OR DIE WRITER FRIENDS by Samantha Bailey If you’d told me when I was a teenager,...

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A REAL COP’S TAKE ON FICTIONAL WOMEN WITH A BADGE

By Isabella Maldonado I confess to a love-hate relationship with police procedurals—be they novels, TV shows, or movies. After 22 years wearing a gun and badge, I’ve followed the shifting image of the female police officer, detective, federal agent, and other women with a badge with interest. For...

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MAPLE SUGARING SEASON HAS ARRIVED – RECIPE!

by Carla Neggers Maple-sugaring season has arrived here in New England. In Vermont, where I live, the sap is running, and steam is rising again from sugar-shacks. It’s a short season requiring warm—but not too warm—days and cold nights. And it’s so much fun. The longer days, the snow-covered...

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