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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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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Feeding Your Invalid in the 19th Century 8: Please, Sir, May I Have More?

Victorians adored gruel so much the variations were endless – rice, flour, arrowroot, groats (a mixture of grains), cornmeal, toast, sago. You will notice that there’s no fiber left in the final product. Constipation was a Victorian obsession, constantly addressed … Continue reading

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