Been a housewife? A domestic worker? Single parent? Lived in a creepy old house? You think your life's been boring--but exciting plots are buried in your own expertise. Find the clues to the novel only you can write with sisters in crime, Frances McNamara and Barbara Struna
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Frances McNamara: Frances grew up in Boston where her father was Police Commissioner in the 1960s. As a librarian she worked at Wellesley College, then, NELINET, OCLC and finally University of Chicago Library. After writing scenarios for an amateur mystery night group in Granville OH, Frances turned to mystery novels. She has published six titles in the Emily Cabot Mysteries, featuring a fictional heroine, along with real-life historical figures, with Allium Press of Chicago, the first being DEATH AT THE FAIR, and the most recent, DEATH AT THE PARIS EXPOSITION. The mysteries are set in the 1890's and the series will extend into the 1900's. Frances is currently working on a second contemporary mystery series to be set in Boston, where she now lives.
Barbara Struna: A storyteller at heart, Struna bases her tales on the history, myth, and legends of Cape Cod and her own personal experiences. She created a contemporary character, amateur sleuth, Nancy Caldwell, the vehicle that moves the story between time periods in alternating chapters. Struna’s first two successful novels, The Old Cape House and The Old Cape Teapot, were pirate adventures based on the 1717 Cape legend of Maria Hallett and her pirate lover Sam Bellamy, captain of the wrecked ship Whydah. Her research took her on a ten year journey trying to decipher the facts from the legend and then another three years of crafting her story. Struna’s imagination took flight once more when she discovered a turquoise 1940 Fiesta-ware cup buried in her Cape woods, it ignited an idea for a story about the forties on Cape Cod and ‘Old Hollywood’ and her third novel, The Old Cape Hollywood Secret, was born. With more than 1000 reviews and hundreds of followers, Struna keeps her readership anticipating the next Old Cape story, this time featuring Alaska and Provincetown in the late 1800’s coming in 2019. Struna is a member of International Thriller Writers, Panelist Thrillerfest 2016; Member in Letters, National League of American Pen Women; President of Cape Cod Writers Center; Sisters In Crime, National, New England, LA. and writes a blog about the unique facts and myths of Cape Cod.
Gary Braver is the bestselling author of eight critically acclaimed mysteries and thrillers—the first three under his own name, Gary Goshgarian, the subsequent and future works under the pen name, Gary Braver. The Braver books include: ELIXIR, GRAY MATTER, SKIN DEEP, and FLASHBACK, which is the only mystery/thriller to have won a prestigious Massachusetts Book Award (2006) and which in a starred review Publishers Weekly called “an exceptional medical thriller.” Gary Braver’s eighth novel, TUNNEL VISION, centers on near-death experience an the attempts by scientists to prove that the afterlife exists. "A wonderfully frightening and insightful tale" says Ray Bradbury of TUNNEL VISION. Under his own name, Gary Goshgarian is an award-winning professor of English at Northeastern University where he teaches courses in Modern Bestsellers, Detective Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror Fiction, and Fiction Writing.