mystery

THE DEPOT: WHEN LIFE AND DEATH CROSS TRACKS by Carmen DeSousa

The Depot (When Life and Death Cross Tracks) is a thirteen-thousand-word mini mystery with a ghostly edge by bestselling romantic-suspense author Carmen DeSousa. If you are looking for her full-length novels, please check out her Amazon author page. They say The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the ancient train station turned restaurant, he’s never seen proof. Until now. As he investigates a supposed suicide by train, he learns secrets of a murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case.   Praise for The Depot: When Life and Death Cross Tracks from Amazon readers: “Carmen DeSousa knows how to spin a tale! I have found my newest favorite author! The Depot is an awesome short story but makes you feel like you ...

The Power of Good Enough

  I’ve read amazing authors, from Ken Kesey and John Steinbeck to James Lee Burke and Harper Lee, whose perfect, seamless prose carried me away to those wonderful, far places where books transport us. I never imagined I could be one of them. They never inspired me to write. My inspiration came from a very forgettable culinary mystery I got from the library. So forgettable that I can’t recall the name of the book or the author. I only remember reading it and (after I figured out who dun it and why, say a chapter in) thinking, “This got printed, and the library bought it. I could do w-a-a-a-y better than this.” I thought about Tami Hoag, who started out writing mediocre romantic suspense and who now pens first-rate thrillers. I had a bit of a “Doh” moment. “Just because you start poorly...

Author Interview: Allison Cosgrove

Welcome, Allison! Please tell us about yourself. I am a mom, wife, business owner, and author. Coffee is my best friend. I live a very organized life because there is just so much going on that if I don’t want to go insane I have to keep everything on schedule. You’ve just come out with a second edition of your first novel, Sacrifice of Innocence. What led to the decision to publish a new version? To put it bluntly it wasn’t living up to the standards I wanted it to. I was seriously disappointed in the work that the publishing company I was working with at the time of the first edition had done. So I rereleased with a fresh new look and a completely revised inside. Your lead character is a male. Did you set out to write in this voice, or did he simply appear on the page (or in your creativ...

Author Interview: R.S. Guthrie

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with #TeaserTrain author R.S. Guthrie. Enjoy!     Bio: R.S. Guthrie has been writing fiction and non-fictional essays since college. The author currently lives in Colorado with his beautiful wife, Amy, two Australian Shepherds, and a Chihuahua who fervently believes she is an Aussie. Website: www.rsguthrie.comBlog: robonwriting.comTwitter ID: @rsguthrie Facebook: R.S.Guthrie Author PageGoodreads: www.goodreads.com/rsguthrie Welcome, R.S.! Thanks for being here today. Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? RSG: Mystery/Thriller/Horror. I know, covers the gamut, right? My current two books have all three, so that’s what they are! It’s pretty easy to answer “why?”…I grew up reading these g...