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National Clam Chowder Day and a Book

Today, we have a choice of National Days: National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day or National Clam Chowder Day. Which type of clam chowder is not specified in the holiday’s title, so I guess you can pick your poison – not that clam chowder is poison. 263 more words

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Mystery Thriller Week: Interview with Ritter Ames

How old you when you wrote your first story?

Ten

What genre was that ?

Mystery—I was already reading Trixie Belden, and my story was similar to one of those. 733 more words

Mystery Thriller Interview: Judy Penz Sheluk

How old were you when you wrote your first story?

I’ve been writing stories in my head as long as I can remember. I’d walk to school and think up a story, and then finish it on the way home. 1,202 more words

Showtime shoutout

Break a leg to the students at Schleswig Community School in Schleswig, IA, as they present my play, A Family Reunion to Die For, on February 24!

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Happy National Chocolate Mint Day

Happy National Chocolate Mint Day. Or, if you prefer body parts, Happy Lash Day. I think I’m going for the mints.

When I write, if my antagonist is popping a chocolate mint into his mouth, I want the reader to get a sensation of not only the taste of the mint and chocolate, but the texture of the candy as it dissolves in their mouth. 232 more words

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Mystery Thriller Week Interview: Dawn Barclay

Dawn Barclay is writing as D.M. Barr

 How old you when you wrote your first story?

I wrote poetry when I was 10 and wrote parodies starting when I was around 11. 718 more words