Agatha Award!

Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot has won the 2017 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction! Here are some photos from Malice Domestic, including the awards banquet. This slideshow requires JavaScript....

ANTIQUE BLUES Cover Reveal

Here’s the cover for the 12th Josie Prescott mystery, ANTIQUE BLUES! If you enlarge the rendering of the Hiroshige print on the easel and compare it to the original below, you see the true talent of the cover designer, David Baldeosingh Rotstein. He’s my...

The Principle of FURY

No one will be surprised, I suspect, to learn that I love words. There is no greater pleasure to me as an author than to find just the right way of saying something. In my book, Business Writing for Results, I write about The Principle of FURY, a tool that helps me in...

Picture: “Enfant Jesus”

As part of the Free Instant Appraisals Offering (currently discontinued) almost 200 objects were appraised by the renowned auction house, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Readers provided a description and photos of the objects they submitted.  Description This piece of...

1893 Worlds Fair Cup

As part of the Free Instant Appraisals Offering (currently discontinued) almost 200 objects were appraised by the renowned auction house, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Readers provided a description and photos of the objects they submitted.  Description This is a clear...