Tag: mysteries

Cozy and Unashamed

My name is Vickie and I write (and read) cozy mysteries. Not a shocking admission really, but enough to garner me a disparaging look or comment on occasion from some writers and readers of other genres. In fact when I attended the Writers Police Academy in August, I sat next to a pleasant-looking lady at …

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Playing Cops and Writers

I admit to having a certain amount of Nancy Drew envy growing up, what with all her exciting adventures in crime solving. But this past weekend, Nancy Drew would have been jealous of me! I attended the Writers Police Academy in Appleton, Wisconsin. Law enforcement officers from different agencies, firefighters and emergency medical personnel train …

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How long did it take to write my novel?

Lots of people have asked how long it took to write my first book. I suppose that’s a common question posed to authors. I say it took all my life. Or, at least, it seems that way. I knew I wanted to be a writer in the fourth grade when my little essay on “What …

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