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.
The Spirit in Question is Cynthia Kuhn's third book in her Lila Maclean series, after The Semester of our Discontent and The Art of Vanishing, which I wrote about earlier here. Lots of humor, both in the voice and in the inside jokes. After reading this book, no one will ever want to teach at a small college.
Spokane. Leavenworth. Bellingham. It seems that only places like that in Washington state can produce a private investigator hero named Edwina Zapata Schultz.
THE VALENTIN VERMEULIN SERIES
Michael Niemann's third book in the Valentin Vermeulen series has just been released by Coffeetown Press. Just in case you've never experienced the joys of this series, here are all the works featuring Vermeulen:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Jan 2018
Turn your writing roadblocks into helpful detours — that’s what author and psychotherapist Bryan Robinson promises with his book of motivational entries for writers, Daily Writing Resilience. Bryan’s book includes entries with titles like:
Henery Press, 2017
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The Lila Maclean academic mystery series, in which an assistant professor worried about getting tenure has to deal with murders and other crimes on her campus, consists of three books: