BEGIN at the Beginning

BY SHEILA HUDSON “Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland. Whenever I sit down to write something, it’s always a temptation to jump into the middle. And that’s what mysteries do; the hook is just that. But …

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Author of the Month: October 2022

Mercedes Lackey About Mercedes From a beloved fantasy author comes this fresh feminist retelling of Sleeping Beauty about one girl destined for greatness and the powerful sister ready to protect her by any means necessary. Subscribe

Attending in person writing conventions

Attending an In-Person Writing Convention in Today’s World

In September my friend Pam and I flew to Minneapolis to attend Bouchercon World Mystery Convention’s first on-site event in three years. I sat on a panel and handed out my author cards, but the main purpose of our trip was to present Calgary’s bid to host Bouchercon 2026. Tourism Calgary recruited Pam and me to co-chair the venture.

September Song for a Butterfly

September Song for a Butterfly

I learned recently that a dear man, an old poet I once knew, had died. This morning I woke up remembering the day I met him.