Where to get Ideas for Articles & Profiles

I’m not a fiction writer, but I still get asked the question, “Where do you get your ideas?”  Of course they mean, where do I find interesting people and events to write about, but that’s okay, I know what they mean. Editor Assignments   When I first started writing for a local newspaper, the editor…

Cozy Up to A Mystery!

COZIES, or cozy mysteries,* was the theme for the May meeting of Sisters in Crime-Orange County. The informal first part of the meeting included a round table discussion of the genre (and subgenres), well and little known authors, and several titles that straddled the line between cozy and soft/hard boil mysteries. Jeri Westerson’s Medieval Noir…

Power of the Tongue

This verse from the book of Proverbs reflects God’s gift of “Free Will” to mankind. Our journey with Jesus starts with a simple confession that Jesus Christ died for our transgressions as our substitute. Paul writes to the Romans that this opportunity lies very near to each individual in their heart and mouth (Rom 10:8).…

A Conversation With: Gayle Bartos-Pool

Originally posted on M. M. Gornell's Blog:
Author, author mentor, artist, Sisters in Crime(SinC) board member, and much, much more! (did I mention one time private detective?) Gayle Bartos-Pool  Today, I’m visiting with Gayle Bartos-Pool.[i]  Gayle was there at the very first writer’s panel I was lucky enough to be included in. It was…