Here's the story of how my Asheville detectives came to be.
Added by Mark de Castrique on October 13, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments
Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.
I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there…
Added by Mark de Castrique on October 5, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments
I don't know if this is true for my fellow writers, but proofing can be the most difficult part of the process. I received the ARC today for October's Sam Blackman Mystery and will begin the last review for typos or formatting errors that have eluded my editor, my copy editor, and myself. Amazing that there is always something that the brain "fixes" and we don't see.
Hope springs eternal that the October release will be typo-free. The mystery is set against the historic backdrop of…Continue
Added by Mark de Castrique on May 6, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments