Category Archives: Why I Write

How Does a Busy Person Write?

Many writers say they need a place apart: an office, a room, a café . . . somewhere away from the bustle of daily life. I’m no exception. I briefly mentioned the Writers’ Room of Boston and the Boston Athenæum … Continue reading

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O! The Editing Process!

Amid all the excitement surrounding the Independent Book Publishers Association award, I haven’t yet fulfilled my promise of discussing what it’s like to edit a book and then have it edited. If there’s one thing I’ve learned along the way … Continue reading

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Getting Down to It

Now that we’ve gotten the research out of the way, I promised a word—or maybe a few hundred—on my writing process. I began working on Ripped at the Writer’s Room of Boston and at the Athenaeum Library, both havens for … Continue reading

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The Devil Is in the Details

Before I share details of my writing—and rewriting!–process, I want to tell you a bit about the research I did for Ripped: A Jack the Ripper Time-Travel Thriller. After the trip during which I decided to write this young-adult novel, … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Best Friend

I’ve been thinking today about serendipity. So many good things in life seem to come to us that way. Two elements may collide in a surprising way and produce an unforeseen result. And more specifically, I’ve been thinking about the … Continue reading

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Why a Mystery and Why London?

People have asked why I chose to write a mystery, why London,  and why so complicated? The short answer is I’ve wanted to write a mystery book ever since I fell in love with them as a girl. And what’s … Continue reading

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