From Lone Star Lawless: “When Cheese Is Love”

Posted by M. K. Waller * In November, Austin Mystery Writers, my critique group, published its second crime fiction anthology, LONE STAR LAWLESS. Today I'm sharing an excerpt from my story, "When Cheese Is Love." To set the scene: English teacher Tabitha Baynes has come to Fonda de Paz, the best Tex-Mex restaurant in Central … Continue reading From Lone Star Lawless: “When Cheese Is Love”


Bad Men, Lawless, and BSP

 Posted by M. K. Waller I turned on my Kindle today to find Laura Oles' Daughters of Bad Men, had appeared in its library, overnight, as if by magic. That's a perk of pre-ordering. Laura is one of my critique partners in Austin Mystery Writers, and Daughters of Bad Men is her first novel. I've been in … Continue reading Bad Men, Lawless, and BSP

A Fast 400

This post by Kathy Waller I admit it: I forgot. I wrote it on my calendar: "2/1/2016: Post on Writing Wranglers and Warriors." Yesterday I remembered. Then I forgot. So I'm late. [Sigh.] Anyway, just under the wire--Here are four stories I wrote and published on my personal blog as part of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields' Friday Fictioneers. Each … Continue reading A Fast 400

Why I Go to Critique Group

  Posted by Kathy Waller *********************** I said to my critique group last week, The whole draft is stinky, it stinks, there's no hope. They read chapter 13 and said, But it's so good, so funny, Molly is so funny, it's not stinky. I said, Yes, the first part of chapter 13 and the last … Continue reading Why I Go to Critique Group