Donna Rewolinski asks: When people you know wish to be in your book…What to do?

Donna is the author of the Novice mystery series about a retired cop and social worker whose travels leads them to solving crimes. You can find out more about her here, see her books here, and read her last post here. When I wrote my first novel, Novice Mystery – Ireland, few people knew I was endeavoring to be published. I spent a great deal of time researching names that were appropriate given the character’s age, country of origin, and how the first and last names sounded together. Donna Rewolinski Unfortunately, I used a family member’s married name for one…

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Donna Rewolinski asks What are the Positives and Negatives of Setting a Mystery in a Foreign Country?

Donna Rewolinski is the author of the Novice Mystery series. You can find out more about her here and see her books here. My writing came out of a purely accidental statement. My husband and I share a dream that once retired we will pick a foreign country and rent a home in a small town or village. We will live there for several months and see it as a wonderful way to immerse ourselves in the local culture as well as site seeing. One night my husband, a police detective, was called in on a case and worked all…

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