fiction writers have to get serious, even if they are known for writing murder mysteries. When I mentioned the issue of night-time
and early morning pedestrian safety to the director of our neighborhood
homeowner's association, I was asked to address the problem in an article for
the neighborhood magazine! (Surprised?)
I hope you'll take a moment to go to the online link that follows, scroll to page 26 for the article, and find the discussion about neighborhood safety enlightening.
And as far as walking
and jogging goes in Jackson, Mississippi, you just don't do much of it when you
sit in front of a laptop typing...
In "The Five Manners of Death" there are five ways to die. Surgeon Diana Bratton believes that homicide is the only one left. Then the police prove her wrong. Diana learns that murder is her family secret. After a construction worker unearths a human skull
on the campus of the University of Mississippi that dates to the 1960s, an
older woman’s desperate attempt to erase history counts down the five manners
of death. Surgeon Diana Bratton is surrounded by bodies after the discovery of
her Aunt Phoebe’s 50-year-old note detailing the five ways to die. Suicide,
accident, natural cause, and one death classified undetermined are soon crossed
of this list—leaving Diana to believe that only homicide remains. Then the
police prove her wrong. When Phoebe is linked not only to that death, but to
the recent deaths of two local men, Diana is torn between pursuing Phoebe’s
innocence and accepting police theory that her aunt is involved in multiple
murders. Diana steals precious time from…
"Writer's Digest" is sponsoring writing conferences in Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee in 2017. The magazine's editors will be speaking and literary agents are scheduled to be on hand for one-on-one pitches.
For more information, check out these links:
February 24, 2017 alabamawritingworkshop.com
April 22, 2017 neworleanswritingworkshop.com
July 22, 2017 tennesseewritingworkshop.com
I received a tweet message from The Writer's Digest team about the conferences and thought I would pass along the information. An email contact was also provided: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a budding or blooming writer, you might want to check out these opportunities.