Claire Matturro: Smugglers, Trouble, and Hurricanes

Raised on “tales of errant, unhinged kin, whiskey-making, and the War Between the States,“ award-winning author Claire Hamner Matturro dreamed of being a novelist. Unfortunately, other needs–for example, gainful and steady employment–took precedence. She worked as a newspaper reporter, a lawyer, and a university professor before the siren song of storytelling finally lured her back … More Claire Matturro: Smugglers, Trouble, and Hurricanes

Carolyn Haines and A Visitation of Angels

You may have seen Carolyn Haines on CrimeReaders before. She’s a USA Today bestselling author and the founder of the Mad Catters, who write a multi-author series of standalone, single-author cozy black cat detective romantic mysteries. (My contribution, Trouble Most Faire, is #11 in the series.) Carolyn is a prankster, and animal welfare activist who … More Carolyn Haines and A Visitation of Angels

Mystery Author Michael Guillebeau Blends Sharp Writing with Quirky Characters and Offbeat Humor

I first met Michael Guillebeau at Killer Nashville, where the manuscript for his first novel, Josh Whoever, was a top ten finalist for the Claymore Awards. That book was published by Five Star Mysteries in 2013 and received a starred review from┬áLibrary Journal, was named a Mystery Debut of the Month by them, and was … More Mystery Author Michael Guillebeau Blends Sharp Writing with Quirky Characters and Offbeat Humor