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?Well, Exc-u-u-u-u-se Me-e-e-e!?

Posted by goodmysteries on April 3, 2012 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Tim Smith, my guest blogger today,  is an award-winning, best selling author whose books range from romantic mystery/thrillers to contemporary erotic romance. He is also a freelance photographer. When he isn’t indulging in those two passions he can often be found in the Florida Keys, doing research in between parasailing and seeking out the perfect Mojito.

I read a blog post on a reviewer’s website that made m...

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The Best Advice I Ever Got As A Writer

Posted by goodmysteries on February 21, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I’ve written one non fiction book in my career. It’s called A Picture Perfect Kid. The only reason I wrote it is because I knew the people involved. I suppose there aren’t all that many people who know the story behind my writing this book, so I’ll briefly tell it now.

In 1998 I went to work at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, Ohio as the office manager for their home health department. My boss was a woman by the name of Carol Jean Lindley. I won...

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Where Did That Idea Come From?

Posted by goodmysteries on January 24, 2012 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Readers often ask me where I get my story ideas. I usually tell them that I see stories everywhere, which is true. I can be riding the bus and see an unusual looking person sitting across the aisle. I think to myself, he looks like an artist. But he has a troubled expression on his face. He’s got problems. Maybe he’s seen something that bothers him. Hey, that man sitting right behind him looks sort of sinister. And I think he’s watching my artist. Is he following him? Maybe ...

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Chomp, Chomp, Chomp.....

Posted by goodmysteries on January 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In case you are wondering that is the sound of me eating my words. About what? E-books, what else

First of all let me make an admission. When e books first emerged the idea filled me with angst. I was nervous, even a little resentful. I was very vocal concerning this new medium. I didn’t want it to replace print books. I am a great advocate of the “printed word” in print. I love going into bookstores and perusing the shelves. I visit the library often and check out boo...

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