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Give My Creation Life!

Today I think I can quote the line from Mel Brooks’s “Young Frankenstein,” because today I have pushed my own little monster into the world. iFrankenstein is now on Amazon! I’m doing the 90 day Kindle Select Program, so everyone on other platforms (including those waiting for the iPhone app) will have to wait just more »

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Listen…

Listen…

by Bekka Black I’ve been strangely silent since I moved to Berlin. Strange for me, anyway. . Maybe it’s the stresses of packing a house that we lived in for a decade, winnowing it down to a storage room and a couple of suitcases, and hopping on a plane to travel halfway around the world. more »

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Of Cover Girls, Jazz, and A Game of Lies

Of Cover Girls, Jazz, and A Game of Lies

by Rebecca Cantrell Thank you, Hilary, for loaning me your spot today to celebrate today’s paperback release of “A Game of Lies,” complete with a bright, shiny new cover. Yup, that it’s over there. For the first time, the books have a recognizable face on them. But who is that mysterious woman on upper half? more »

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It’s OK to Write Crap and Fix it Later

It’s OK to Write Crap and Fix it Later

by Rebecca Cantrell aka Bekka Black First off, happy New Year! In the tail end of 2011 I had a writing exercise included in the writing book Now Write: Mysteries: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers (no, I don’t know how I snuck in). I’m quite happy more »

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Do it for the snacks!

We are a group, so we have to dress up together. It’s not easy finding something with a large enough ensemble cast with a mystery theme, but I’ll do my best. So, drum roll…we are going as The Scooby Doo Gang. First off, the Doo family: Scooby – Gary Phillips, for his love of donuts, more »

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Toast to Bouchercon

Everyone is going to Bouchercon this week but me. Not strictly speaking true, because there are a billion people in China who never even heard of Boucheron, plus nearly everyone I know who isn’t a writer or a mystery fan. But in spite of that, it feels like everyone is going but me. . So, more »

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Blending in with a Cult?

Hannah Vogel does manage to infiltrate the cult of all cults: the Nazi party. Let’s run through the cult checklist: overbearing leader, fanatical devotion, mind control, serious consequences if you leave, questions or doubts strongly discouraged. Yes, on all counts. . . So, how did she do it? It helped that she looked like their more »

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Men Who Love Hannah Vogel

Men Who Love Hannah Vogel

Men Who Love Hannah Vogel By Rebecca Cantrell This week’s question “why do fools fall in love?” is deceptively simple and completely impossible to answer. So, instead I decided to run through the fools who have fallen in love with Hannah Vogel. Considering her complicated lifestyle, it’s actually a fairly long list. I’ll try not more »

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Top Gear for Books

I know this week’s question was about who my protagonist aspires to be. But Hannah Vogel isn’t big on role models. She just does the best she can. But that is obviously WAY too short to be my first blog post in a month or more. I’ve decided to use the space to talk about more »

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Hannah Vogel’s Newest Adventure Starts…TODAY

Hannah Vogel’s Newest Adventure Starts…TODAY

Happy Independence Day Alexandra Sabian and Hannah Vogel! Today is July 5. I’m calling it “Independence Day” for Jeannie Holmes and me because today we release our latest novels into the wild. In honor of that, I’m totally blowing off this week’s question and instead Jeannie and I will be interviewing each other about our more »

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