If you could choose to see dead people…would you?

- by Edie Claire

Okay, confession time. I have always loved ghost stories. Both reading them and writing them. Spooky stuff enthralls me; next to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Barbara Michaels’ haunted gothics were among my favorite reads of all time–and still are. But have you ever watched Sixth Sense? If you have, perhaps you’ll sympathize when […]

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“I swear, Officer—that’s not my corpse!”

- by Edie Claire

An eerie, but true story from a very unlucky mystery writer When I wrote my first mystery, I had no idea what I was doing. All I had was a cool idea (a woman finds a body in her backyard¾ then discovers it’s been embalmed already) and the desire to tell a story. When I […]

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Hope for the genre-challenged?

- by Edie Claire

“I love it! But I have no idea how to market it.” This is a direct quote from an editor; it came right before the rejection. I have no idea which editor it came from. I can’t even remember which book it referred to, since they all pretty much run together after a while. You […]

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