July 16, 2020

I’ve always thought that living here in Connecticut, we’re blessed with almost unlimited resources for writers. Nowadays, with so many meetings and events held on Zoom and similar platforms, distance is no bar to attending whatever you want. I’ve been making the most of this, joining write-in meetings with writers in California, Texas, The Carolinas,…

November 22, 2015

I met Chris Knopf at the CrimeConn conference recently, and was intrigued to find that not only is he a writer of several crime series, but is also Connecticut liaison of the New England Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and is one of the publishers at The Permanent Press, which publishes award-winning crime novels….

July 11, 2012

I first came across Joseph Kanon when I read his novel The Good German. It’s a literary thriller, with a lot to think about in addition to following the page-turner of a plot. So I was delighted when he came to talk at the Fairfield Public Library in Connecticut a week or so ago. (In…

January 5, 2012

Connecticut has a mysterious secret. It’s the fourth annual Mystery Festival hosted by the Easton Library. If you read or write mysteries you won’t want to miss this fun weekend where you can meet authors and find out how to hone your craft. Even if you write in a different genre, you might find the…