25 Years Ago Today: An Introduction

Welcome to my new blog! I’m so excited to have this opportunity to reach fellow book lovers. One of the main features that I’ll be focusing on is posting a regular 25 Years Ago Today column. Over the coming months, guest authors (and sometimes, their characters) will write articles based upon my question “What were…

Mystery and Romantic Comedy Author Lynne Murray

I’d like to welcome my guest Lynne Murray, who is visiting today as a stop on her blog tour to promote her fantastic new romantic comedy, Bride of the Living Dead. Lynne has had six mysteries published. Larger Than Death, the first book featuring Josephine Fuller, sleuth of size who doesn’t apologize, won the Distinguished…

Friendship Pins, the Silly Bandz of 1980s

Twenty-five years ago, friendship pins adorned kids’ tennis shoes across America. When I was in elementary school back in the mid-1980s, I proudly displayed the safety pins, decorated with small colorful beads, attached to my shoe laces. Today the hot trend is Silly Bandz, a brand of silicone rubber bands with shapes including animals, objects,…

Talented Authors Share Special 25 Years Ago Today Moments

Coming from a newspaper reporter background, I was trained to write “advance” stories and “follow-up” pieces. As a result, I plan to write a monthly blog entry that touches on the highlights from the previous month and that looks ahead at coming attractions. In May, my Twenty-Five Years Ago Today heroine Kris Langley was “interviewed”…

Meet Beth Solheim, Author of the Sadie Witt Mysteries

I’d like to welcome my fellow Sister in Crime Beth Solheim. Like the main character in her Sadie Witt mystery series, Beth was born with a healthy dose of imagination and a hankering to solve a puzzle. She learned her reverence for reading from her mother, who was never without a book in her hand.…