Elena Taylor

Award Winning Author Cynthia Kuhn on Writing the Perfect Cozy

So happy to have fellow mystery author, Cynthia Kuhn visit with us this week! Cynthia and I both launched our first mystery novels in April, 2016. Welcome Cynthia! The Author Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series, which includes The Semester of Our Discontent, an Agatha Award recipient (Best First Novel), and The […]

Lori Rader-Day: Award Winning Author—On Writing

This week’s interview is with author Lori Rader-Day.  She writes with a strong, unique voice, and having a little insight into her writing process was something I’ve wanted to learn about for a long time. Welcome, Lori…. The Author Lori Rader-Day’s debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel […]

Dogs and Cats and Thriller Novels: Author Amy Shojai

This week I’m thrilled to interview author and fellow ITW member, Amy Shojai. Amy and I share a deep love for animals and adoration for International Thriller Writers! The Author Amy Shojai, CABC is the award winning author of more than 30 pet care books, and the September Day thriller series. She can be found […]

Terry Shames: Big Stories in Small Towns

I’m very excited about all the author interviews I have coming up in 2018. And I’m starting off the year with a bang! First up, Terry Shames, author of the award-winning Samuel Craddock series. THE AUTHOR Terry Shames  has been nominated for the Strand Critics award, the Macavity, and multiple Lefty awards (Left Coast Crime). […]

Eddie Shoes Wishes You Happy Holidays!

Greetings everyone, Eddie Shoes here. Elena asked me to write a guest post for the holidays, so here I am. This isn’t my usual form of communication, I’ve never actually done a blog post before, but I thought it sounded like fun. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a private investigator up […]

Writers Beware: The Perils of the Publishing Industry

I’m very happy to host mystery author Mark S. Bacon on my blog this week. A little about Mark … Mark S. Bacon began his career as a southern California newspaper police reporter. After working for two newspapers, he moved to advertising and marketing when he became a copywriter for Knott’s Berry Farm, the large […]

Write Like a Gold Miner: Novels from Coal

As this year in writing comes to an end, I’m looking forward to having the third book in my Eddie Shoes Mystery Series launch in April. It’s hard to believe that before April 15, 2016, I wasn’t a published author and by April 1, 2018, I’ll have three books out. But April 15, 2016 wasn’t […]

Two Cozy Authors for the Price of One: Tony Perona & Liz Dombrosky = Elizabeth Perona

This week I’m joined by not one, but two amazing Cozy authors. Cozy writer, Elizabeth Perona is actually the father/daughter writing team of Tony Perona and Liz Dombrosky. Tony is the author of the Nick Bertetto mystery series, the standalone thriller The Final Mayan Prophecy, and co-editor and contributor to the anthologies Racing Can Be […]

Historical Fiction Author Beverly Magid: Writing, Research, and John Lennon

This week my guest is historical fiction author Beverly Magid.  Before writing her first novel, Beverly was a journalist and an entertainment and celebrity PR executive. She interviewed many luminaries, including John Lennon, Jim Croce, and the Monty Python gang. As publicist, she represented clients in music, tv, and film, ranging from Whoopi Goldberg to John Denver […]

Hart Hanson, Kellye Garrett, and Roger Johns Discuss Their Debut Novels

I’m going to continue interviewing International Thriller Writers’ Debut Authors, but I’m changing up the format. I’m going to include multiple authors in each post, giving readers an even greater opportunity for finding new authors. I’m thrilled to launch this new format with three exciting debut authors: Hart Hanson, Kellye Garrett, and Rodger Johns. HART HANSON […]

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