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Books Make Great Gifts

by J. L. Greger Now for a really big mystery – what will you buy as gifts for relatives and friends this year? There are so many holidays – Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries,

Everything Old Is New Again

by Linda Triegel Once upon a time, not that long ago, all books were printed on paper. Then came the Internet, quickly followed by “e-books”, or books not printed at all but readable electronically. At first, these were not considered

Croak & Dagger Short Story Challenge

Welcome to the Croak & Dagger Short Story Challenge! All Croak & Dagger members are invited to finish a short story inspired by a Charles Schultz Peanuts cartoon republished September 2, 2016 in the Albuquerque Journal. Snoopy begins the story

Love is All You Need

Croak & Dagger member Linda Triegel has a short story in e-anthology Love is All You Need available now on Amazon, scheduled to be published in book form August 4th. Linda’s story “Working It Out” is one of ten short romance stories that

Grande Dames and Great Detectives

by Linda Triegel Most writers grow fond of the characters they create, but there must be a special relationship between writers and series characters that, with skill on the writer’s part and staying power on the character’s, appear to change

Author Interview: Patricia Smith Wood

As a child Pat entertained herself and others making up stories and putting on plays. Law enforcement is in her DNA: her father served as a police officer and completed a distinguished career with the FBI. She became an FBI

The Writers Block: Figures of Speech

A column on craft by Linda Triegel Figures of speech, or figurative language, are the sound effects added to writing to make it richer and more colorful.  The most common figures of speech are: SIMILE A comparison of two different

Mothers of Sisters: Josephine Tey

by Linda Triegel Elizabeth MacKintosh, who wrote mystery novels under the name Josephine Tey, was an intensely private person. Little is known of her life, but her fans are more than satisfied with reading her eight classic short mysteries over

What Are Women in Science Like?

by J.L. Greger Scientists are required to submit a full disclosure of their biases when they submit a manuscript for review. Their disclosures are brief because editors charge researchers (or at least the agencies supporting the research) page charges. Here’s

Author Interview: Elizabeth Galligan

Author, poet and educator, Albuquerque resident Elizabeth Ann Galligan, Ph.D., holds degrees in anthropology, Latin American Studies, and Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Teacher Education. As illustrated in her debut novel, Secrets of the Plumed Saint: A Tale of Intrigue from