Saturday, July 18, 2015

Catching up!


What I've been up to this year (since it's half over):

January--wrote like crazy

February--sold a short story about my Turkish cop character (coming out in November)

March--sold a ghost story that scares my socks off (coming out next year in time for Halloween)

April--turned in Prelude to Proxima, the next book in my Centauri series (coming out later this summer)

May--visited Romania 



and England 






June--visited New Orleans




and turned in Murder for a Cash Crop, the next book in my Nell Letterly mystery series (coming out in November)

July--fun times over at Mysteristas, where I blog as Sue Star:

It’s a Summer Reading Bonanza at #Mysteristas! Join in the fun and win. Weekly prizes! http://tinyurl.com/of3jb7f







Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

You Inspire Me

At Mysteristas today I'm talking about friends--and yes, even strangers--who inspire me:


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Meet My Character


Mystery writer Kait Carson, who writes a series set in one of my favorite places on earth--Key West--asked me to continue the "Meet My Character Blog Tour."  Visit Kait at kaitcarson.com to meet her character.  
Meanwhile, I'd like to introduce you to one of my favorite characters, Nell Letterly, super mom and martial artist.  When I write about Nell, I am being Sue Star.  
Is she fictional or historical? 
Nell is definitely fictional, but she's a creation from my own experience as a martial artist.  

When and where is the story set?

Today.  Boulder, Colorado.  Nell and her teenage daughter live in a small apartment above a down-and-out karate studio located in a part of town called The Hill, which is near a large university.  

What should we know about her?

Nell's university husband ran off to the Caribbean with most of their savings and a long-haired honey.  Left alone with the mortgage and raising the daughter who thinks the raising is all done, Nell finds work as a karate instructor.  She's come a long way, baby.  


What is the main conflict. What messes up her life?
In Nell's second adventure, Murder with Altitude, she tangles with attitude issues, in the name of powerful, established families, and also a local developer trying to control buy up all of Boulder.  

What is the personal goal of the character?
Nell's goal is always to find the killer before the killer finds her or other members of her family!

Are there other books in this series?
Murder in the Dojo is the first book in the series. 
Murder with Altitude is the current release.  
Murder for a Cash Crop is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2015.  

Thanks so much, Kait, for inviting me to participate!  

Monday, October 6, 2014

On Demons

Today I'm being Minta Monroe and posting about demons over at Cafe Otherworld.  What demon would you like to see in a story?
http://www.cafeotherworld.com/wordpress/hunting-down-demons/

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Losing 101 for Characters

Today I'm being Sue Star, with a few thoughts about baseball, losing, and characters.

Check it out at Mysteristas:

http://mysteristas.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/losing-101-for-characters/

Monday, September 22, 2014

Searching for Gold

We didn't have to look very hard.  This year the aspen are spectacular!  It helps not having floods, as we had this time last year.  With no basement to reconstruct, should I paint aspen, or write a book?!?  It's so hard to choose.  Here are some possibilities from our hike to Lily Pad Lake in Summit County:






Or maybe I should paint the brilliant colors of Loveland Pass?

Such beauty is terribly distracting!