I just finished teaching an online course entitled Hooks & Cliffhangers, Scene & Sequel. One of the exercises I asked the students to do was to break down the pacing elements of a model book in their genre.
Nancy Cohen’s latest novel, Hair Brained is a Finalist in the RPLA. Hair Brained is the fourteenth installment in the Bad Hair Day Mystery series, starring Marla Shore (now Marla Vail), a Florida salon owner who is as good at solving mysteries as she is at styling hair. Titles in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries have made the IMBA bestseller list, been selected by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery, won a Readers' Favorite gold medal, and earned third place in the Arizona Literary Awards.
A MYSTERY FOR EVERY MOOD
Regular readers of this blog already know that I’m a huge fan of Elaine Viets’ Death Investigator series, starring the intrepid Angela Richman. You can read about that series here. Now Viets comes back with her light and humorous, bestselling and now classic, Dead End Job Series.
R.L. Stine’s middle grade anthology Scream and Scream Again!, which includes my story, Kamikaze Iguanas, is now on sale wherever fine books are sold!