Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Mystery of the Bishop's Poisoner

I wrote a post for English Historical Fiction Authors about the strange and shocking death of a man condemned for poisoning those in the household of Bishop John Fisher, then one of Henry VIII's most formidable opponents in the struggle for a divorce from Catherine of Aragon.

John Fisher
To read my post, go here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to End a Novel

At last week's Thrillerfest, the annual conference for writers of suspense fiction, I was honored to moderate a panel called "Happily Ever After?" The topic: how to plan and write your book's ending. The members of my panel were authors Ben Lieberman, Chelsea Cain, Brenda Novak, Carla Neggers and Michael Sears.

Some of the authors knew the ending of their books before they wrote page one--others didn't know until the end who the bad guy was. It was a fascinating look inside their creative process.

To learn more, read the article on the panel written by Writer's Digest.