I had the chance yesterday to speak to several middle school classes about writing mysteries. Great fun! I plotted a mystery with each class and we ended up with three very different and wonderful stories. Some of our characters included Will Catchem, James Blade and Farrah Jones. Our mysteries featured a haunted camp, an amusement park that suddenly loses electricity and a sabotaged basketball team.
Stop by Lori’s Reading Corner (http://lorisreadingcorner.blogspot.com) today and check out my blog entry! This is a great site and well worth exploring.
I’m thrilled to say my latest release, DYING SCREAM, hits bookshelves today! DYING SCREAM is the third in my suspense series which began with I’M WATCHING YOU and DEAD RINGER.
Tomorrow I’ll be at the Virginia Romance Writer’s November meeting, which features speaker Kathryn Lively, the publisher of Phaze Books. Each month VRW raffles off a basket with proceeds going to the chapter’s special service fund. In honor of my upcoming release, DYING SCREAM, I’ve donated the November basket, which celebrates NaNoWrMo, National Novel Writing Month. Many of my chapter members are participating and it seemed only fitting to celebrate their successes.
If you are in the Richmond area, consider stopping by the VRW meeting to hear Kathryn speak and maybe buy a chance at winning my basket. BTW, the basket includes NaNoWrMo shirts and mugs and several of my favorite writing books: WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL, by Donald Maass, BIRD BY BIRD by Anne Lamont and ON WRITING by Stephen King. And of course no writer’s basket would be complete without the most important implement in a writer’s toolkit: Chocolate!
For more information on Virginia Romance Writers, visit the link athttp://www.virginiaromancewriters.com.
Have a safe and fun Halloween!
Yesterday I drove up to Washington, D.C. to tour the Congressional Cemetery with fellow members of the Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter. Established in 1790, the Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place for congressman, justices, military leaders and hundreds of colorful and fascinating individuals. According to our tour guide, 55,000 folks rest in the Congressional Cemetery. If you are ever in D.C. this historic gold mine is a must see.