POSTED BY KAREN INGALLS SENIOR SEASON AUTHORS  How do we define a senior season individual? We usually immediately think of gray hair, wrinkled skin, stooped bodies, slow minds, forgetfulness, dentures, and canes. Typical statements by seniors are: My life is almost over             I am too old to cook, clean, drive, exercise, etc.             All … Continue reading SENIOR SEASON AUTHORS



Posted by: Karen Ingalls Once I arrived home from the doctor’s office I knew that I wanted to journal my fears and questions, and what had been happening to my body for the past few months. Writing was a tool I had used most of my life to rise above, or outshine, sexual abuse, family … Continue reading MY JOURNEY BECOMING A PUBLISHED AUTHOR

My Life: Humdrum but Useful

 This post is by M. K. Waller Where do writers get their ideas? More to the point, where do I get my ideas? When I blog, most of them are drawn from my life--things I've done, seen, heard, read about, or been told by trusted sources. It may take a while to choose one from … Continue reading My Life: Humdrum but Useful


This coming weekend, June 10th & 11th is the California Crime Writers Conference CCWC in Culver City. It’s one of my favorite’s and unfortunately, they only have it every other year. It’s a joint effort put on by Sisters in Crime/LA and Mystery Writers of America/LA. What I like about it is that I usually … Continue reading A MODERATE MODERATOR

Small Victories

  This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Small Victories by author Ann Lamont is one of my favorite books. She is an inspirational writer and one can learn a lot by reading her works. I think as a writer I always look at the big picture and am devastated when things don’t go … Continue reading Small Victories

Publishing and Politics

 by Travis Richardson There is so much I'd like to say about politics right now, but in a time of extreme polarization I feel very little can change people's minds regardless of facts and insight. I feel both weirdly energized and depressed by the spectacle that is happening this election year. We've got who we've … Continue reading Publishing and Politics

Ten Authors Walk Through A Door

 By Travis Richardson Did you hear the one about the writer walking through the door? Well, unless he/she was a drunk who bumped into the door instead of opening it, there is a high possibility that you haven't, as most entrances are relatively insignificant. But in fiction, specifically crime fiction, walking through a door often introduces new … Continue reading Ten Authors Walk Through A Door

Boy, Am I Cranky

* * * Posted by Kathy Waller * There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. ~ Homer *************************************** (A word in this post contains a zero in place of an o. If you find it, go to the head of the class. I saw it but now … Continue reading Boy, Am I Cranky

Satisfaction by Cher’ley

This post by Cher'ley Grogg Chocolate in almost any form is great! Cake, candy bars, cookies, fudge, cupcakes, chocolate milk, chocolate ice cream and my favorite chocolate yogurt. (Fudge Recipe at the end of this blog) Chocolate activates endorphin in our brains and this causes us to have a feeling of satisfaction. Another form of … Continue reading Satisfaction by Cher’ley

Don’t Talk To Me In That Tone of Voice! by L.Leander

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Don’t Raise Your Voice To Me... Ever heard that from a parent, friend or loved one?  I have.  Sometimes when we’re young we get a little sassy.  It’s normal for children to become independent and, well, a little bratty sometimes when they speak to those in authority.  … Continue reading Don’t Talk To Me In That Tone of Voice! by L.Leander