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Margaret Mendel  is an expat from the West Coast. She has MFA from Sarah Lawrence and has many published short stories. Fish Kicker, Mendel’s first published novel, came out in March 2014, and she anticipates the publication of her next novel, Pushing Water, in the summer of 2015. She is a killer baker and frequently makes a show-stopping summer fruit pie with a luscious crumb topping. An avid photographer, she not only drags her laptop, but also a Nikon D700 camera wherever she goes.

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NO EASY CATEGORIZATION: INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR PETER MAY

With the arrival of The Chessmen in bookstores this February, Peter May’s dark and violent trilogy about Fin Macleod, an ex-detective from Edinburgh who returns home to the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, comes to a close. But May’s American beachhead is just beginning. The Glasgow-born writer, who now lives in France, builds […]

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CRIME FICTION ACADEMY OFFERS TUITION DISCOUNT TO MWA-NY MEMBERS

Are you looking to learn how to finally write that private eye novel? Or do you want to figure out what’s wrong with the one you’ve already written? If yes, then it may be time to get schooled. And there’s never been a better time. The Crime Fiction Academy, part of The Center for Fiction, […]

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GIVE YOUR WRITING CAREER A VALENTINE — IN BOSTON

Stuck on a blank page? Wondering how to build suspense in your story? Willing to travel to Boston? MWA University, the daylong writing seminar run by MWA national, will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Beantown this February 14. Scheduled instructors and classes include: ▪  Jess Lourey  on “The Blessing and Curse of Genre […]

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