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Sweet Success for Fleur Bradley!

Three cheers for Fleur Bradley! Her short story TAG, YOU’RE IT, appears in the SCBWI children’s anthology THE HAUNTED STATES OF AMERICA (July 9 from Godwin/Macmillan) and represents Colorado, set at the Stanley Hotel. How cool is that! ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Middle-grade author Fleur Bradley is passionate about two things: mysteries […]

PPWC 2024 – Highlights

By Catherine Dilts Gems I gleaned from workshops I attended at the 2024 Pikes Peak Writers Conference. It’s impossible to capture all I learned at PPWC 2024 in a few words, but here are some favorite quotes and nuggets of information. There was so much more!  Najla Mamou – Editor, […]

A Chat with Catherine Dilts

An Interview by Deborah L. Brewer When I think of cozy mysteries, I often think of bookshops, tea time, quaint towns, and cats. But cozies, as these gentle, escapist novels are sometimes called, range from quirky and humorous, to historic and romantic, to realistic, contemporary tales that merely leave out […]

A Tiny Taste of Theme

By Johnny Worthen My academic career was not in writing but in criticism. When I turned my powers to evil and became a writer, I used my knowledge of the inner layers of literature to create more. Thus I’ve written in more genres than any modern author should be allowed, […]


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