Guest Lana Cooper: Can Fiction Really Tell It Like It Is?: What Inspired Me to Write “Bad Taste In Men”

There’s a common ground writers and readers share — the operative word in this case being “share.” Both love sharing a good story and losing (and finding) themselves in something that seems larger, or at least a little more exciting, than everyday life. The act of telling a story and listening to a story is…

Author Insight: An Interview with Kaye George

Kaye George is a fellow Guppy (the great unpublished division of Sisters In Crime, a mystery writers’ organization). She’s a great writer with great insight for those of us just starting out.   Tell me about yourself. I’m a Midwesterner who hasn’t lived there since high school. I’ve had lots of different jobs, following my husband…

50 in 2013: Heartsick by Chelsea Caine

Another one I loved. Heartsick is unlike any book I have ever read before. Chelsea Caine has introduced a set of characters I cannot wait to read more about. Detective Archie Sheridan is thoroughly flawed. Female serial killer Gretchen Lowell does her job horrifically well. Heartsick weaves together the tales of a current police investigation…

Do You Follow Motherhoot With Google Reader?

I’m sad to see Google Reader leave–which it is on July 1st. So many of you follow Motherhoot on it. Do you have a different option for subscribing? You could subscribe directly by email. There’s a sign-up over there to the right. Enter your email address, confirm your email, and you’re done. When I post…