Tag: Writing

The Write Kind of Music

So with the first book I didn’t particularly have deadlines—other than those I imposed on myself. And for most of us, it’s all too easy to ignore self-imposed deadlines or extend them indefinitely. Having worked as a newspaper reporter for many years, I work best under the thumb of a real, no-fudge-factor deadline. Now than …

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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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