You’ve seen Jean Rabe featured here before, when her debut mystery came out. By that time, she had a long and illustrious career as a fantasy novelist, and from what I’ve seen, she’s on track for the same success as a mystery author. I’ve been following Jean on social media for a few years now. … More Jean Rabe: A Dead Dog Made Me Rethink Publishing
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 Library 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
Almost every time I go to a book signing or festival, at least one person says to me, “You know who I like? That guy who wrote about that Nashville PI, Harry James Denton.” “Steven Womack,” I say. “And I know what you mean. I like him too.” In fact, Harry James Denton is the … More Q&A with Edgar Winner Steven Womack: The Return of Harry James Denton
Since there’s no way to top the bio on Larissa Reinhart‘s website, I’ll share a taste of it with you here. It starts like this: Larissa considers herself lucky to have taught English in Japan, escaped a ferocious monkey in Thailand, studied archaeology in Egypt, and survived teaching high school history in the US. However, adopting … More Larissa Reinhart: An Intrepid World Traveler with Georgia on Her Mind
I met Jean Rabe at Killer Nashville, where she and sometime writing partner Don Bingle racked up so many Silver Falchion awards in the paranormal category that I stopped keeping count. It was a lot. Or for those of you familiar with Watership Down, the number of awards they won was hrair. Apparently, Jean doesn’t … More Guest Author Jean Rabe: Do You Have O.C.W.?
I don’t remember when I first read William Kent Krueger‘s debut mystery, Iron Lake, (published in 1999 and followed by an Edgar award for Best First Novel), but I do remember being captivated from the first page. The language is beautiful, even poetic, but it never pulls the reader out of the story. The descriptions of … More William Kent Krueger: A Writer of Extraordinary Grace
According to his website bio, Chris Knopf has been “writing himself out of trouble since he talked a teacher into accepting a short story in lieu of an essay, and an essay in lieu of a multiple choice exam.” Even then, he must have had an old-school charm, which shines through in his public appearances … More Chris Knopf: A Writer for All Seasons