Author of steamy hot romance (and a bit of erotica under a pseudonym) Thea Hutcheson is this week's Thursday guest. Her post is about fleshing out scenes in your writing. No. the post is not about sex. Sorry! :)
The Lightfoot Chronicles
Northern Colorado mystery author Cricket McRae of the Home Crafting mysteries launches her new series as Bailey Cates in May. The dual author/series website has links to the Hearth Cricket blog as well as the newly launched The Lightfoot Chronicles blog.
"Welcome new witch and professional baker Katie Lightfoot as she shares her lessons in magic and hedgewitchery, herbal craft, baking and the South."
The first book in the new series is Brownies and Broomsticks, already available at online booksellers for pre-order. Cricket....I mean Bailey.....will be my guest blogger on May 31st.
Favorite Tweet of the Week
From @SusanSpann (California attorney and mystery writer): "I am raising a geek. I asked my son if he finished his homework, and he looked at me and said 'Error 404...Homework not found.'"
My Interview with Terri Bischoff at Chiseled in Rock
Terri is the acquisitions editor for Midnight Ink, publisher of crime literature in most sub-genres. If you didn't catch this interview yesterday, here's the link.
Five Star Publishing is on Facebook
Here's a great place to learn about new mystery releases from Five Star. It's worth a visit just to scroll through the gorgeous cover art, so drop by and "Like" the Facebook page.
25 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic
This excellent blog post is at My Name is Not Bob, Robert Lee Brewer's blog.
What I'm Reading
I'm just finishing up Tilt-A-Whirl, the first mystery in the John Ceepak series by Chris Grabenstein. I liked it a lot, so I'm jumping straight into the second book in the series, which I think is called Mad Mouse.
Facebook's Timeline Roll Out
If you're on Facebook, everything you wanted to know about the Timeline Roll Out (or should know about it, whether you want to or not) is in this post from Mashable.
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
I think I'm tired of winter, even though the weather has been relatively mild. The truth is, I'm missing color in my days. There have been a few spectacular sunrises, or so I hear, but I wasn't up early enough to see them. I'm putting this flower here just to cheer me up:
There. Now I feel better.