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Sue Coletta Talks About Writing Crime and Shares 10 Tips for Building Suspense

on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 18:16

Sue Coletta Talks About Writing Crime and Shares 10 Tips for Building Suspense

By Lisa Allard


This Saturday, The Toadstool Bookshop in Milford will be having a Local Authors Open House event at 3:00pm with six local authors, including crime writer Sue Coletta.

Sue Coletta is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She has published six novels, including Marred and Wings of Mayhem, as well as resource books such as Crime Writers’ Research  and 60 Ways to Murder Your Characters. She has been published in numerous anthologies,

Author Interview: Erin Moulton

on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 17:43

On April 23rd, I had the privilege of attending Writers' Day! I got the chance to interview two lovely authors, and the first I'd like to share with you is Erin Moulton! I met Erin previously during my senior year Creative Writing class at Pinkerton Academy, which was right before the release of Keepers of the Labyrinth. Her workshop consisted of a presentation that ended with all of us channeling our inner middle grade selves and writing about it.

Author Interview: Nathan Graziano

on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 19:40

By Cyan Barker


On October 19th, Southern New Hampshire University was honored to have local poet, Nathan Graziano, read off some of his work.  Those who attended were delighted and impressed.  He shared quite a few poems from his new book: “My Next Bad Decision” which highlighted his own personal mistakes and other such moments.  He pleased students and teachers alike with reading such poems as “The Drunkest I’ve Ever Been” and “Confessions of a Recovering Crier.”  Prior to his reading, I sent out an email asking for the opportunity to interview him.

Interview with Jessie Crockett, Author of The Sugar Grove Mysteries

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 19:33

In A Sticky Situation, the newest book from The Sugar Grove Mysteries, the Greene family - including Dani's irksome Aunt Hazel - are busy preparing for the annual Maple Festival. But nothing kills the festive spirit like murder. Aunt Hazel isn't exactly sweet, but she's not the only one putting syrup maker Dani in a sour mood. Her family is trying to help renovate the town's Opera House, but their contractor Russ Collins seems to specialize in finely crafted excuses. And his latest one is killer.

Author Interview: Katrina Maloney

on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 21:13

As written letters are becoming increasingly extinct in the age of social media, these written letters between correspondents are beginning to embody a sense of nostalgia for some readers. An interesting way of creating a narrative is by compiling written letters that provide historical context and detail specific events. In order to gain an understanding of the unique process of editing a book of letters, I interviewed Katrina Maloney, co-editor of Dearest Ones At Home: Clara Taylor's Letters from Russia, 1917-1919.



Imagine attending the Moscow ballet in 1917. Imagine teaching

Author Interview: Cathy Strasser

on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:07


Getting a novel published can be a challenging and extensive process for authors. Response times vary among publications. Authors experiencing the process for the first time may not know what to expect, especially in terms of contracts and marketing plans. In order to gain insight into the publication process of an author’s debut novel, I interviewed Cathy Strasser, author of An Uncertain Grave.


In An Uncertain Grave, a stray hiker reports finding a partially decomposed body on Mt Lafayette in the “North Country” – the top third of New Hampshire around and the Franconia Notch – where