Category Archives: Kaitlyn’s Posts

To Revise or Not To Revise

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today pondering a question that arose while working on one of the projects I mentioned in our last group post. When it comes to a new story or novel, there’s no question. You revise and … Continue reading

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Promoting a Book by its Cover

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. Since I’ve been playing around with independently reissuing some of my older titles and publishing a few new ones myself, I’ve become acutely aware of the importance of matching the right cover to each book. … Continue reading

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Those Questions

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, pondering the many and various ways doctors offices and other places deal with asking those omnipresent Covid questions. You know the ones. They want to know if you’ve had any symptoms, specifically a new cough. … Continue reading

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Travel, Then and Now

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. Last weekend many mystery fans and writers expected to gather in New Orleans for Bouchercon, the largest of the annual fan conventions. A month or so beforehand, it was cancelled due to Covid concerns and … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. I recently had carpal tunnel surgery that wasn’t entirely successful, since I put it off longer than I should have, so both before and after I’ve been avoiding writing and spending a lot more time … Continue reading

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A Favorite Past Post: Using Cuss Words in Cozies

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. This month we’ll be reprising some of our favorite past posts, and I’m starting it off with one originally published back in 2014. It was slightly revised to be included in I Kill People for … Continue reading

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Real Place, Different Story

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, today talking about the setting of the new Deadly Edits mystery, Murder, She Edited. It will be available in hardcover and e-book formats one week from today. One of the ways I add verisimilitude to my two … Continue reading

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When is a Fan Letter NOT a Fan Letter

Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today pondering an email sent to me recently. Every once in a while I receive a communication, supposedly from a reader, that doesn’t quite ring true. Since this was one of those, I did not answer … Continue reading

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Win a Book Wednesday: June 23, 2021

It’s Win a Book Wednesday. To enter a drawing for a copy of Kathy Lynn Emerson’s I Kill People for a Living: A Collection of Essays by a Writer of Cozy Mysteries, simply leave a comment below.   Here’s the … Continue reading

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Someday is Now

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, once again writing about the story behind a story. Brace yourselves—this is a long and winding tale. When I was a senior in high school, way back in 1965, I had a wicked crush on … Continue reading

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