Mystery Madness: Veronica Mars and other obsessions

On twitter I admitted that I am a Mystery Geek....more


"Nothing in life is as easy as you would like it to be, nor is it as difficult as others would have you believe."  From  author-to-author interviews earlier in 2013,  Denise Greenwood and Peggy Kopman-Owens openly discuss their secrets for writing fiction....more

Peg Kopman-Owens - "Mysteries for the Inspired Traveler"

"There's something about being at 35,000 feet that sets people free to share the most intimate details of their lives. As a crew member on-board commercial airlines, and then, private jets, I became the grateful beneficiary of this free education, and embraced the chance to study human behavior in very close quarters. As a writer, given the opportunity to visit 35 countries on 5 continents, the challenge has been to translate the essence of multiple encounters into fictional stories and believable characters." ...more
What is your definition of an inspired traveler?  Leave your comments after reading my blog:  ...more

I Can't Resist a Mystery with a Cat

  Jugs, a cat with gleaming green eyes who can broadcast his thoughts to his guardian. Bingo, a chubby feline based on the author's adored cat, Boomerang. Miss Marple, a savvy cat who enjoys napping in the Haven't Got a Clue bookstore. Merlot, Chablis and Syrah, three delightful felines who star in the Cats in Trouble series....more
@ElaineFaber  @ElaineFaber  I hit send too soon! Meant to say that Thumper sounds llike quite ...more

THREE Dear Miss Marple ...

Dear Miss Marple,       We love how you use the wisdom of your garden, a wonderful metaphor for growth and discovery, to help solve tangled, often multigenerational village mysteries.       You once described a puzzle of deception in At Bertram’s Hotel: “It is like when you get ground elder really badly in a border. There’s nothing else you can do about it—except dig the whole thing up.”...more

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."
--Mark Twain.more

ONE Dear Miss Marple ...

 Dear Miss Marple: As a humble reader and ardent follower of your many successfully solved mysteries, your travels, and your evolution in popular culture as a “force to be reckoned with”—I must ask:  How do you do it? ...more

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Chant of Death: Interview with mystery writer and poet Diane Marquart Moore

“Chant of Death is a remarkable piece of storytelling: grounded in the real and the observable but connected as well to the magical and the ineffable. Diane Marquart Moore and Isabel Anders are rare intelligences in the world of mystery writers. They have woven a tale that is at once a traditional mystery with nods here and there to the best of the writers in the genre....more

See Diane Marquart Moore's latest release, Silence Never Betrays, ...more

New York Times best-selling author Lorna Barrett Knows How to Commit the Perfect Murder

    Recently, New York Times best-selling author Lorna Barrett sat down to chat about mysteries, readers and why her series is so enormously popular.  Q. The Booktown Mysteries are enormously popular and readers love Tricia Miles, the owner of the Haven't Got a Clue bookstore. Is there a "real" Tricia Miles who served as the inspiration for this delightful character?...more

A Month of Awesome Women: Amelia Earhart

As someone who works in educational publishing, it's often my job to find a historical figure that will impress the kiddos. Most kiddos? They find history to be snoreboring. And I often agree with them. I had to read a book the other day for work that was about various presidents, and I found myself needing way more Diet Dew than necessary. But there is one woman I can always turn to for inspiration, excitement, and pure awe: Amelia Earhart. ...more

Patty Wagstaff is an aerobatic flyer extraordinaire and deserves to be on the amazing women list ...more

Chant of Death -- booksigning in New Iberia, LA

Chant of Death, authored by Diane Marquart Moore and Isabel Anders, is now available for Kindle Readers. Chant of Death was released by Pinyon Publishing in paperback in August 2010 ($15.00). The Kindle version is now available at Amazon for $9.99. For more information, please contact New Iberia Signing: Diane Moore will be signing copies of Chant of Death at the Books Along the Teche Bookstore on February 26, 2011 (11am - 1pm)....more