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Enter Your Crime Fiction Novella – No Entry Fee

As you may know, I’m the chair of the Black Orchid Novella Award (the BONA) in partnership with Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. We sponsor an annual contest. The winner gets $1,000 and publication in the magazine! See the attached flyer … Continue reading

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Jane Friedman’s Terrific Publishing Chart

Jane Friedman has created a chart that summarizes the publishing landscape. Here’s the link.

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Mastering Plot Twists won the Agatha

I’m thrilled to report that Mastering Plot Twists won this year’s Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction. Here I am posing with my teapot, the prize given to the winners.  

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Jane Cleland’s Honors Class

I’m excited to announce a new, completely free program I’ve created called the Honors Class. Designed for thoughtful readers and writers alike, the Honors Class provides one-minute lessons to improve and reinforce your understanding of the tools skilled writers use to tell … Continue reading

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Neil Nyren on how editors choose what to buy

This column comes from The Third Degree, the Mystery Writers of America’s newsletter. I found it inspiring and encouraging. Neil Nyren on how editors choose what to buy

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Pub Day! Mastering Plot Twists

I’m thrilled to announce that today is pub day for MASTERING PLOT TWISTS (Writer’s Digest Books)! Kate White, New York Times bestselling author of 13 suspense novels and the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, wrote: “Mastering Plot Twists provides a unique … Continue reading

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Jane Cleland at the Hartford Stage – Feb 25

I’m excited! I’ve been invited to be interviewed by the folks at the Hartford Stage following the matinée production of Agatha Christie’s production of Murder on the Orient Express on Sunday, Feb 25, 2018. The show is at 2:00;  our … Continue reading

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