Marilyn Levinson on When Editors Edit

Marilyn Levinson writes the Golden Age of Mysteries Book Club and the Twin Lakes series, and the Haunted Library series as Allison Brook. You can find out more about her here, see her books here, and read her last post here. Marilyn Levinson Having published seventeen novels in more years than I care to mention and two books coming out soon, I’ve been vetted by a variety of editors. Just as each writer has her own voice, every editor edits in her own particular way. Some editors I’ve worked with considered me a clean writer and made a few notations…

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Marilyn Levinson on Writing a Series
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Marilyn Levinson on Writing a Series

Marilyn Levinson writes three mystery series, the Golden Age of Mysteries Book Club, and Twin Lakes series as herself, and The Haunted Library series as Allison Brook. You can find out more about her here, see her books here, and see her last post here. I love writing mystery series. Judging by the comments I receive, readers love to read them, too.  A series has a sleuth and a supporting cast of characters that live on from book to book. My characters form the backbone of my stories. While they have distinct personalities, they often surprise me as they mature…

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Marilyn Levinson Asks Who Are Your Favorite Ghosts?

Marilyn Levinson is the author of several series, particularly The Haunted Library series, which she writes under the name Allison Brook. You can find out more about her here, and read her last post here. With Halloween approaching, many readers search for books with paranormal elements—witches, goblins, vampires, and ghosts. Though I’ve never met a ghost, I’ve read enough about ghost sightings and hauntings to believe they exist. Experts in the field say some spirits remain earthbound because they’ve experienced a brutal or sudden death and don’t realize they’re dead. Others remain here because they have unfinished business or issues…

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Marilyn Levinson and The Cozy Mystery

Marilyn Levinson is the author of the Twin Lake series under her own name and The Haunted Library series as Allison Brook. The next Haunted Library novel, Checked Out for Murder, will be released on September 8. People often ask, "What is a cozy mystery?" Well, it's a mystery that evokes a sense of coziness in the reader, a much-needed feeling these days, in the Time of the Coronavirus. But what makes a mystery a cozy? The term is believed to have originated with Agatha Christie's mysteries. Picture Miss Marple gathering clues as she chats with various neighbors in St.…

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