The path of a writing career can be rocky and twisty and full of dead ends. But it’s also well-traveled-and in Writes of Passage, fifty-nine mystery authors offer the secrets that helped them navigate their success.
When you’re in need of an author’s roadmap, “pick up this book,” as Hank Phillippi Ryan says in the introduction. “Open it to any page. The sisters of SinC have shared their personal journeys-and they have many tales to tell.”
These tales reveal the “Writes of Passage” every author encounters, and Sisters in Crime hopes these beautifully told experiences will guide you along your way.
Contributing Authors: Susan M. Boyer, Leslie Budewitz, Luisa Buehler, Lucy Burdette/Roberta Isleib, JoAnna Carl/Eve K. Sandstrom, Joelle Charbonneau, Judy Clemens, Meredith Cole, Sheila Connolly, Deborah Coonts, Barbara D’Amato, Maddi Davidson, Krista Davis, Laura DiSilverio, Hallie Ephron, Kim Fay, Kate Flora, Kaye George, Daryl Wood Gerber/Avery Aames, Barb Goffman, Patricia Gussin, J.A. Hennrikus, Naomi Hirahara, Norma Huss, Polly Iyer, Tammy Kaehler, Laurie R. King, Harley Jane Kozak, Deborah J Ledford, Kylie Logan, Alice Loweecey, Gail Lukasik, Nancy Martin, Sujata Massey, Edith Maxwell, Catriona McPherson, Jenny Milchman, Liz Mugavero, Carla Neggers, Clare O’Donohue, Susan Oleksi, Gigi Pandian, Sandra Parshall, Cathy Pickens, Linda Rodriguez, Chris Roerden, Barbara Ross, Lori Roy, Terry Shames. June Shaw, Clea Simon, Patricia Smiley, Patricia Sprinkle, Rochelle Staab, Kelli Stanley, Diane Vallere, Elaine Viets, Sharon Wildwind
Praise for WRITES OF PASSAGE:
“Every writer—beginner or bestseller—gets lost sometimes. Some days words don’t flow and the path is hidden. Writes of Passage is a magic-box of wise words for those cloudy days. Like a lunch-date with all your funniest, kindest friends, this book will remind you of the joy of writing, inspire you to stick at it and remind you that you’re not alone.” – Catriona McPherson, Agatha, Macavity and Bruce-Winning Author of the Dandy Gilver Series and the Anthony-Nominated As She Left It
“Writes of Passage is that centering book every author needs, whether multi-published or still striving, the one that captures our collective experience as writers with compassion, connection, and inspiration. Its insightful essays will surprise you and renew you every time you open it, for as long as your writer’s journey continues.” – Laura DiSilverio, 2014 President, Sisters in Crime; Author of the Lefty-Nominated Swift Investigations Series, the Mall Cop Series, and The Reckoning Stones (2015)
Books in the Sisters in Crime The Writing Life Collection:
WRITES OF PASSAGE: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey
BREAKING AND ENTERING: The Road to Success
SHAMLESS PROMOTION FOR BRAZEN HUSSIES
Part of the Henery Press Non-Fiction Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…
Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, winning thirty-two Emmys and dozens of other honors. Bestselling author of seven mysteries, Ryan’s won three Agathas (for Best First Novel, Best Short Story, and Best Novel), the Anthony, Macavity, Daphne and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. A founder of MWA University and 2013 president of Sisters in Crime, her 2014 book is Truth Be Told.
It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology--is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn in A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King.