Between the chapters

Little-Known Facts About the 1920s

Little-Known Facts About the 1920s

By Amanda Skenandore When I first had the idea to write about Carville, the real-life leper hospital where my new novel, The Second Life of Mirielle West, is set, I… READ MORE

The Making of a Novel Part 2: Writing

The Making of a Novel Part 2: Writing

By Charlie Donlea Writing The Damn Thing For me, outlining is gathering ammunition before going out on the hunt. I’ve always used the analogy of bow hunting. Once I have… READ MORE

Getting to Know South Dakota

Getting to Know South Dakota

By Mary Angela Summer in South Dakota is one of my favorite seasons. Many years, my family and I take a trip across the state to the Black Hills, where… READ MORE

National Piña Colada Day

National Piña Colada Day

If Piña Coladas are too sweet for you, here’s five “boozy” cozy mysteries that are perfectly refreshing for a hot summer day! National Piña Colada Day: July 10th 1. From… READ MORE

The Making of a Novel Part 1: Outlining

The Making of a Novel Part 1: Outlining

By Charlie Donlea From writing to editing to publishing… I’m frequently asked about the process of writing a novel. Whether it’s during book club meetings or through emails, readers are… READ MORE