Category Archives: Critique Groups

How to Start a Critique Group

Rae Padilla Francoeur has dedicated herself to helping authors network, even before publishing her first book, Free Fall: A Late in Life Love Affair. Rae owns a small business, New Arts Collaborative, that helps artists and art organizations with branding … Continue reading

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Turning a Career of Travel Into a Novel

Diversion Books published the debut novel by Arthur Kerns, an espionage thriller called The Riviera Contract, in March 2013. For Art, it the extension of a long career in intelligence. “I’ve traveled to over 65 countries,” he said. “I saw … Continue reading

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Contracts and Critique Groups

Susan Spann’s debut novel, Claws of the Cat, was published by Minotaur Books in July 2013. It’s the first in her Shinobi mystery series. Set in sixteenth-century Japan, the novel features a ninja detective who solves murders with the help … Continue reading

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Life is What Happens When You’re Making Other Plans

Betty Webb is the author of the Lena Jones and the Gunn Zoo mystery series. Her most recent books are Desert Wind (from the Lena Jones series, released in January 2012) and The Lama of Death (from the Gunn Zoo … Continue reading

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Winner of 2013 Poisoned Pen Press Contest

As the winner of the 2013 Poisoned Pen Press (PPP) Discover Mystery Contest, Eileen Brady won $1,000 plus her first publishing contract. PPP will publish her novel, Dog Shows are Murder, in 2014. “When Jessica Trimble, the publisher, told me … Continue reading

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