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Books and Life from the Midwest.

Madison, Mysteries & Moe

I am delighted to say I’ll be chatting with Madison Magazine‘s Doug Moe about books, Madison, and mystery writing. This author event takes place on Tuesday, October 22, 2024, at Mystery to Me independent bookstore on Monroe Street, Madison. SIGN

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Starting a Novel: Pre-Writing Guidance

The following is a re-post of a blog written for Valerie Biel, author and book marketer. She and I are collaborating on a series how writing-craft blog posts for authors. Plotting a Novel: Resources for Those Starting Out Happy 2023,

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RECIPE: Brandy-Old Fashioned Sweet

While milk is Wisconsin’s official state beverage, the Brandy Old-Fashioned, Sweet, is its Friday night fish-fry stand-in. Our favorite restaurants in the state that serve them include Norwood Pines in Minocqua, the Lake Beulah Country Club in East Troy, and Smokey’s in Manitowish Waters.  We’ve tested

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Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to my blog, the writing space where I share my mystery novel work-in-progress (WIP), writing tips, and my love of my home state, Wisconsin. I’m writing The Backyard Model Mysteries, a series about a retired model who uses her

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