Guest Post: Kate Voss’s Top 5 Detectives

This special guest post is from Kate Voss. She’s talking about her Top 5 detectives, leading up to the upcoming movie based on the classic Encyclopedia Brown series. Take it away Kate!

Top Five Detectives in Literary History

Nothing compares to jumping into an alternate reality, being presented with a string of clues, and then being left to wonder how to solve a mystery. The pure wonderment and complex solutions that mystery novels allow readers to experience is the reason they are my favorite genre. Continue reading “Guest Post: Kate Voss’s Top 5 Detectives”

Hero’s Sword: Power Play – Excerpt 2

by Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73

I leave for a fun-filled writing weekend in a few hours, but I leave you with a second excerpt from the upcoming ebook, Power Play: Hero’s Sword Volume 2. In this scene, Jaycee facts a test with the sword – a test that could make the difference in proving that she is indeed Lyla Stormbringer.

If you missed the first excerpt, read it here. Continue reading “Hero’s Sword: Power Play – Excerpt 2”

Hero’s Sword: Power Play Excerpt

by Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73

So if you’ve followed me on Twitter and Facebook, you know that production has begun on what will, most likely, be my first published work. Power Play:Hero’s Sword Volum 1 is the first book in a series for middle-grade kids, age 8-10. A good comparison would be the wildly successful “Magic Treehouse” books. The books are approximately 20,000 words and divided into chapters. Continue reading “Hero’s Sword: Power Play Excerpt”

Life is Fiction

So, a lot of authors these days are encouraged to set up “author blogs.” This is my attempt at it.

I recently saw a link to an article, via Twitter, that said blog writing is hard for fiction authors. Well, maybe. One of the things the article mentioned to help was to identify your reader, just like you identify a reader for a story. Well, for the purposes of this blog, I hope my readers are like me.They like a good story. Yeah, I write mystery, but I don’t just read mystery. Wasn’t it Faulkner who said that to be a good writer you must read, read, and then read some more? Or something like that. Continue reading “Life is Fiction”