Bruce Byfield visiting at Guest Blog

Wonderful to have Bruce Byfield commenting on my webpage. His opinions give us a rare combination of thoughtful and lively. Byfield is a well known blogger and writer in the world of software and open access information.His own blog appears at:  https://brucebyfield.wordpress.com

While his blogs are often controversial, I find I agree with most of what he says. He’d be delighted if someone wrote him and disagreed.

 

 

 

 

Bouchercon 2017 Toronto

Bouchercon 2017 Toronto

 Allison Bruce from Crimewriters of Canada and me at the mystery writers and readers conference in Toronto. Wonderful events, speakers, panelists and celebrated authors such as Louise Penny, Rhys Bowen, Ann Cleeves and hundred of others. There were also many authors who are not well…

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Back from the Summer

Back from the Summer

Hello all, I never expected to be away from my blog for so long but summer happened–and children and grandchildren and deadlines. I’m back. I hope with more intention to be a regular blogger, but probably just fit it in around the writing. I wrote…

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southern Writers

southern Writers

Nice to be in good company in the Southern Writers magazine. http://ow.ly/iKB830d6730 Interesting magazine. Nice to write for as well.    

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Who is your market? The book world of children and young adults

Who is your market? The book world of children and young adults

  Children and teen literature is classified in genres. This is not so much on the insistence of the authors, but on the insistence of the marketing department of the publishing houses and on-line distributors. The placement of your book in a certain genre is…

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Must I bother about grammar?

Must I bother about grammar?

Everyone has some gaps in their grammar education. No matter how much grammar was pounded into us in class, we didn’t get it all. We might operate on the principle that if something ‘sounds’ right, it is right. Why it is right is often beyond…

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