An Interview with Sue Hinkin. Her first novel, Deadly Focus, is scheduled to be released April 1st.

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Can you describe what your book is about in one sentence?  
When Los Angeles news photographer Lucy Vega’s uncle, a formidable Hispanic businessman, is killed in a car accident in Malibu during a violent el Niño storm, Lucy and reporter-colleague Beatrice Middleton, are out to prove murder.

This Vega & Middleton novel is the first in a series featuring the partnership between two very different women in the news business who are friends, colleagues, occasionally foes, but ultimately, family.

If you read Michael Connolly, Robert Crais or Tess Gerritson’s Rizzoli & Isles, you will enjoy this action-packed series.

What is the theme of Deadly Focus? Read More

An Interview with Linda Joffe Hull

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Linda Joffe Hull’s new book Over the Moon is available January 1, 2018.

Can you describe what your book is about in one sentence?

After Sunny gives birth to her second child, she comes across evidence that her husband may be having an affair and is forced to re–examine the man she married, the life they’ve created together, and herself.

What is the theme of Over The Moon?

Even Happily Ever After comes with its own set of unique challenges and unexpected issues.

How do you develop your plots and characters?

My characters and plots find me. By that, I mean, when I am compelled by a person, idea, or a story enough that I feel the need to write about it, they (or it) seems to just appear in my head. Read More

Character Development Part 3

There are four things that readers learn when they read your book. Who What Why Why not We’ve been working on the who part for a few weeks now with the goal of populating our novels with characters that feel like real people rather than cardboard throw...

New Blog Site Notification

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Hi all, I hope you are having a fabulous holiday season! I have created a new blog/website over at where The Writer’s Bag of Tricks will be posted. All the historical posts are there as well. I will continue to post to this site for limited time, but eventually this post site will go away. […]