My guest is Sandra Nikolai, award-winning author of the Megan Scott/Michael Elliott mystery series. Today she answers a question that interests many of us. It address the deep-down question of why some authors are compelled to write mysteries, and it hints at the mesmerizing nature of mystery stories. I for one, can attest to the spellbinding nature of Sandra's books—I just can't put them down. Here's Sandra. Why Write a Mystery Series? As any TV soap opera enthusiast would attest, a … [Read more...] about Why Write a Mystery Series?
INTRODUCTION After recuperating from his terrible ordeal in a Nazi concentration camp, British paratrooper Sammy rejoins his platoon which has been sent to police the increasingly volatile situation in Palestine. There, he hopes he might be able to find his beloved Naomi - the woman who helped him survive in the camp. Sammy isn’t your average Parachute Regiment captain, and he uses every opportunity (when he’s not searching for Naomi) to take in the local cultural offerings. Whilst sitting … [Read more...] about An Excerpt from Pegasus Falling
Reese’s Leap Prologue July, 1912 Run, baby girl! Mama screams from her grave. Run! And I be fast, too—lickety-split like she always say—rocks and shells cuttin’ at my feet as I claw my way up the hill. My breath all hitched and raggedy when I make the rise and creep under them trees that’s always so sweet and piney smellin’. My thinkin’ trees, Daddy calls ’em. Through the branches I can see him and Willie bein’ marched down to the cove with the others—Willie spittin’ and … [Read more...] about Reese’s Leap: An Excerpt
HEROES & LOVERS Sam Jenkins might say, “Falling in love is like catching a cold. It’s infectious and involuntary. Just don’t sneeze on any innocent people.” Getting kidnapped and becoming infatuated with a married policeman never made TV reporter Rachel Williamson’s list of things to do before Christmas. Helping her friend, Sam Jenkins with a fraud investigation sounded like fun and would get her an exclusive story. But Sam’s investigation put Rachel in the wrong place at the wrong … [Read more...] about Heroes & Lovers: An Excerpt
“If you were to write one page a day without fail you would have 365 page book at the end of one year. Hey, it’s a book more than no book at all next year, right? And I believe once you get rolling on it’ll be more than just a page a day.” As part of the Libertine Press Blog Tour in honor of Eris Kelli's new release, PIPER LEVINE, A GYPSY'S TRUTH, running from January 25th - February 25, please welcome author Eris Kelli to Writingsleuth today. With unbounded enthusiasm and a real gift for … [Read more...] about Eris Kelli: How To Write A Book