It’s back to school time! Happy to be collaborating with four wonderful authors to bring you a giveaway opportunity: entries qualify you to win one book or even the grand prize of all five! And if you like academic mysteries, among the five of us, there are more than twenty books in our series:…

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First, a disclaimer: my new Happy Camper series has nothing to do with camping! Happy Camper is an eclectic gift shop that promotes a happy state of mind. Which is why I think these Happy Camper stickers from Life is Good are so neat. They can be used on laptops, water bottles, campers, or cars,…

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Finding beauty and inspiration can be hard in the bleak month of January. For a writer, however, inspiration is important. John Keats once said, “If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all.” I’m no poet, but I do believe there is truth in his…

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When I wrote Coming Up Murder, I knew I wanted to involve Shakespeare, so I created a Shakespeare Festival on campus. Shakespeare’s First Folio is on tour, and Copper Bluff is one of its lucky stops. Or not so lucky for one presenter. The presenter claims, in a room full of Shakespeare scholars, that Shakespeare…

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