Category Archives: Mysterious Doings

The Why and the How of Book Reviews

For this month’s post, I invited Tristi Pinkston, AML’s new book reviewer, to share her talents with us. Tristi has a great eye for books, and her opinions are a great guide to go by when selecting books to add … Continue reading

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Getting a Book to Press

I’ve been wading through edits and revisions for the past few months to prepare my next novel, Caller ID to go to press. It’s heading out next week so my publisher will be ready to get it on bookstore shelves … Continue reading

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The Balancing Act

As a writer, I’m reminded daily of the amount of discipline it takes to get those words on the page. It’s tough to carve out time to write each day. Frankly, it’s tough to carve out time to get a … Continue reading

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Mystery of NaNoWriMo Unveiled

This month celebrates the frenzied craze of writing known as NaNoWriMo. I’m a WriMo and some of you might be asking, What is a WriMo? Let me share. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place each … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: Why Suspense?

There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it. –ALFRED HITCHCOCK As a suspense writer, I love this quote! Think of the scariest movie you’ve ever seen or the most suspenseful book you’ve read–wasn’t it the … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: DEADline = DREADline

You know the feeling when you’re just getting to the top of the roller coaster? Your stomach is tight, you inhale slightly, your limbs start to tingle in anticipation as you climb the hill and then you crest it and … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: The Same but…Different

Ten years ago, if you were giving a ‘report’ on LDS fiction, most of what was being written was romance and historical. There were a few other genres represented here and there, but not many. Anyone who has paid attention … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: Age over Beauty?

It’s been common knowledge that in almost every genre out there, readers want youth and vitality in their heroes. There’s good reason for this. Older protagonists lack the agility to be action stars, it’s often harder for young readers to … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: Poison and the Pen With Gregg Luke

*Gregg Luke is a Pharmacist by day and a writer of medical thrillers by night, weekends, and lunch breaks. His books have pioneered a new genre in the LDS suspense market, specifically intended for those readers who want a good … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: Who Didn’t do it?

*Spoiler alert. This post reveals antagonists in a few classic mystery novels. The books are still worth reading even if you know who did it, though. Proceed at your own risk. Formula is a dirty word for some writers and … Continue reading

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