Crime Doesn’t Pay … Enough. (MWA-Ha-Ha!)
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”Crime doesn’t pay…enough” is the motto of Mystery Writers of America (MWA), an organization I joined after the publication of my debut mystery-adventure novel, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (from Pegasus Crime).  The first thing I discovered about MWA was that it … Continue reading

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The Name of the Prose, Part 3: You Are Here
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A sense of place plays a critical role in determining whether a reader “gets into” a story or not. Good place names can lend an aura of reality to even the most fictional of places. Conversely, an obviously made up place name in a story that pretends at reality can make a location that seems perfectly real to the author seem perfectly ridiculous to the reader.

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Research & (Plot) Development
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Hello, my name is Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, and I’m a recovering research-aholic. I know that research addiction is common among writers of speculative fiction (genres that begin with ”what if…?”). This doesn’t mean there aren’t writers who hate research with … Continue reading

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The Tricoastal Woman Thinks About Heroes

Some years back, I wrote a story in aphorisms called “Thirty-One Rules for Fulfilling Your Destiny.” (It’s available free at Curious Fictions and is in my BVC collection Conscientious Inconsistencies.) Rule 8 reads: “The male way of warriorship has been … Continue reading

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Gina Miyoko, P.I: Gina’s Oberegi – Say What?
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Gina “Tinkerbell” Miyoko, P. I., the diminutive protagonist of my newly-relased debut crime novel, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER, packs more than a spectrum blue Taurus to protect her. Thanks to her Mom, Nadia—who is a folklorist and cultural anthropology professor at … Continue reading

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff Goes on (Blog) Tour
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In support of my debut crime novel, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (October 2, from Pegasus Crime), I’m embarking on my first-ever blog tour. Confirmed dates and “locations” for the tour are: 09-25-18  @4:00 pm – Science fiction author/blogger Juliette Wade will interview … Continue reading

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Gina Miyoko P.I. — Hardware
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Like many private detectives, Gina ”Tinkerbell” Miyoko—protagonist of my first mystery novel, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER—carries a gun and is well-prepared to do so. Her favorite is a Titanium Taurus .357 Magnum (Model 617) in a delightful shade called “bright spectrum … Continue reading

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Gina Miyoko, P.I. and Boris the Harley
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Gina Miyoko (aka, Tinkerbell) is the sassy P.I. in my first detective novel, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (Oct. 2018, Pegasus Crime). Leading up to the book’s release in October, and probably thereafter, I’m going to be posting occasional tidbits on Gina’s … Continue reading

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Gina S. Miyoko, P.I.
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She’s five-foot-two, gamine, and weighs ninety-four pounds in a soggy trench coat. The nickname “Tinkerbell” has followed her from high school. It’s hard to imagine her riding a Harley named Boris, or packing a baby blue .357 Magnum. She does … Continue reading

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