Using those Show and Tell Skills You Learned as a Kid

In first grade I found my calling: Show and Tell. It was my best subject. And while my career goals morphed over the years from spy to teacher to curator to historian to writer, my fondness for Show and Tell never wavered. Today, whenever I give talks at libraries or museums, visit with book clubs, or attend author conferences, I bring along Stuff to augment my presentations. Stuff helps me connect to readers. It draws them to my table at a book fair or brings them up to the podium for a closer look after my lecture. Stuff sparks conversations and leads to unexpected interactions. Stuff helps paint a picture of my subject or characters or era. Because I’m a historian and my mysteries are set

The Hardest Thing You'll Ever Love

I've heard it said that if you fiind something you love, you'll never work a day in your life...not exactly. I always loved the idea of writing, and the first time I sat down to write, I was fueled by so may exciting story ideas. I was exhilarated and nervous as I imagined effortlessly giving form to the stories that had swirled in my head for years. I was sure the words would flow and that my story would blossom. And then I sat down at the keyboard. A funny thing happened between my brain and the computer screen. The words on the page did not match that wonderfully perfect story that I’d been turning over in my head for months, maybe years. It had never occurred to me that writing would

Paralegals 101 How to Twist Your Plotline: Info for Writers with Tina Glasneck

Hello ThrillWriters - ready to twist your plotline with a new character? How about a brilliant paralegal to help thwart your wily villain? Fiona - I'd like to welcome fellow Sisters In Crime member Tina Glasneck. Can you tell us a bit about your career as a paralegal? Tina - I’ve been a criminal paralegal for almost 10 years, and I’ve worked on a multitude of criminal cases, ranging from simple possession to premeditated murder. My job has taken me to numerous jails, detention centers and correctional facilities, and I’ve had the pleasure of working under the guidance of my attorney with federal agencies, such as the FBI, DEA, and United States Marshals. I graduated with a master’s in re

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