Sharon Lynn Asks What Distracts You?

Sharon Lynn's short stories have been featured in multiple anthologies, the most recent being the Malice Domestic Anthology, Murder Most Theatrical. You can find out more about her here, see her books here, and read her last post here. As anyone who has seen my social media the last couple of months will know, I was gifted with a puppy this year! A half border collie/half mini-Aussie bundle of inexhaustible energy. And with him comes new things I say. The number one phrase I never thought I would utter: “Get the puppy outof the dishwasher.” The phrase I never thought…

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Sharon Lynn asks: Do you have an untended tradition?

Sharon Lynn writes short stories which have appeared in numberous anthologies, including her most recent, Final Curtain, which is in the 2020 Malice Domestic anthology, Mystery Most Theatrical. Click here for her latest post. Her books are here, and you can find out more about her here. One year my husband decided to spend two days making bagels to surprisemy daughter and me. It was a Valentine’s Day morning, and we awoke tofresh, heart-shaped bagels in our favorite flavors: salt for ourdaughter, jalapeño for me. Needless to say, the whole endeavor was ahuge hit! So much so, that the poor…

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Sharon Lynn Asks What’s Your Fave Halloween Movie?

And here are some books to add to your reading list, compiled by Sharon Lynn. You can find out more about her here. First and foremost, mysteries by Blackbird Writers that take place in the Fall or are Autumn or Halloween themed. Add these to your reading list! After you get your reading in place, it’s time to chat about movies. Halloween Themed: Death Overdue by Allison Brook Circle of Nine: 3 book series by Valerie Biel Fall Themed: Five-Alarm Fudge (Fudge Shop Mystery Series) by Christine DeSmet When the Dead People Brought a Dish-to-Pass (Mischief in Moonstone Series) by Christine DeSmet…

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Why Do You Read Mysteries?

By Sharon Lynn "Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.” -Alfred Hitchcock I trace my fear of total darkness to growing up in Flagstaff, Arizona, anInternational Dark City. When the sun goes down, it is so dark you can see the Milky Way. Beautiful, but also scary when walking home at night. Catharsis The ancient Greeks knew that watching tragic drama released tension and stress in the audience. The cathartic reaction is where we experience intense emotions and then cast them off because nothing terrible actually happened to us. Modern Mystery and…

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