Friday, February 19, 2016

Great new review for Maddie from a fellow mystery author

From Eileen Coughlan, author of Grizzly Lies and Dying By Degrees

"Maddie is an original and engaging main character, who is just naughty and driven enough to be believable and highly likable. What’s more, the story is full of delightful surprises that keep the reader turning pages"

 Read the full review on Amazon

Full Disclosure: Eileen was my writing instructor at an AWCS workshop back in 2003, and pointed out a fatal flaw in my first full-length mystery manuscript. She was correct. Although 'Tea & Tommyguns" made the longlist for the Unhanged Arthur a few years later, it did not progress further and was never published. Looking back, I can see the structural flaws more clearly, and am sometimes tempted to revise it, bringing to bear all the craft skills hard-learned in the intervening decade.