Conversation With Librarian Caroline Pak

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I had a chance to sit for a one-on-one with the librarian at the Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library.  I was happy to address my personal writing practice, my first novel Long Way Home: A World War II Novel and the difficulty of research for that project.  I address the growing representation of diverse crime writers in the mystery/crime genre, and pose a challenge to mystery readers to go beyond their comfort zones.  I mention two other unpublished works that are completed, and read an excerpt from Book 6 in the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery series: Warn Me When It’s Time.

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A Mystery Writer to Know: The indefatigable VM Burns

What I do In Between Writing Deadlines or Shameless Book Promotion

I met VM at Malice Domestic, the annual mystery confab attended by mystery writers and fans of cozy mysteries.   If you like cozies, she is an author to know…and her books are ones to purchase. In this blog IThe-Plot-is-Murder-1 particularly like her appeal to readers to ask libraries to purchase our books so they will be available widely to all audiences.