That One Time I Created a Location Mystery Sub-Genre

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

“So, what do you write?”

It’s the question we all get. At meetings, conferences, gas stations. Any time we are introduced as a writer. And our books are just as individual as we are.

Sure, there’s some common ground: We all breathe some form of air. We’re all (mostly) human. And I think~I mean I’m not willing to put money on it~but I’m pretty sure 90% of us are made up of coffee and ink in the veins. If I’m wrong, don’t tell me.

Let’s be real. Mommas don’t love all their children the … read the rest. . .

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Firsts in Fiction Special: Steven James

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

The FiF Team is at it again, folks. You won’t want to miss tomorrow’s live podcast episode as we continue our discussion on genres. This week, we’re talking mystery/police procedural, with very special guest Steven James.

Steven is a national best selling author of over thirty books including fiction and nonfiction. His Bowers Files series has been called “nailbiting,” and “psychological thrillers.”

He’s also a very talented public speaker.

I met Steven at my first Blue Ridge Conference. Anyone who has taken his classes walks away with more than information and guidance. He … read the rest. . .

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Five Things Friday: CENTRAL

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Now that all I can for NOLA is wait for feedback, and given that it’s November, my project of the month is jump starting CENTRAL a la NaNoWriMo. Here it is day three and I’ve only 32 words written, but I think they’re pretty good words.

CENTRAL will be the second in my City Series. You know the drill. It’s really not a series because the characters and storyline are completely different. But using the location as a character is what remains the same. So, I’m affectionately calling it a series, and creating a … read the rest. . .

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NOLA : The Beginning

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

There’s a Louis L’Amour quote I discovered years ago when reading his short story collection.

That’s never been more true to me than this very minutes.

Fifteen minutes ago, I typed the most beautiful words.

I’ve both dreaded and looked for this moment for years. In the last months, weeks, days it became increasingly difficult for me to not be emotional. I felt I was building up to a loss in my life. Soon I would finish, type those two last words, and say good bye to these characters I’ve grown to love.

Oh, … read the rest. . .

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NOLA: Lassiez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

This is New Orleans.
The past never stays buried.

After a broken engagement and the death of her beloved uncle, Penny escapes her nightmares by flying into New Orleans. She finds herself struggling to embrace a new future. Does that mean letting go of her past? What about her new friends ~ the ones accused of murder? In search of something she can’t identify, she discovers things aren’t always as they seem. Somewhere between the French Quarter and the bayous, she finds the answers she’s looking for . . .

And some she’s not.


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