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On Board the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Cruise with Traci Andrighetti

Ahoy, mateys! I recently returned from the first-ever Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Cruise. On January 12, I set sail from Fort Lauderdale with a boatload of authors and readers for Labadee, Haiti, and Falmouth, Jamaica. Talk about high seas hijinks! The Barbara Vey event was my second cruise but my first as an author interacting …
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Killer Creativity: Write Mystery Like No One Is Editing with Traci Andrighetti

I’ve had a lifelong obsession with language. Before I became a mystery writer and freelance editor, I wrote and edited in-house and public-facing documentation for Apple. Prior to that I taught Italian at the University of Texas and translated literature into my native language, English.   The Perils of Perfection My passion for Italian and …
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Taking the Mystery out of Writing Mystery with Traci Andrighetti

The first book I wrote was not a mystery (unless you count the Nancy Drew knockoff I co-wrote with my cousin when we were twelve, and I don’t). My debut in the manuscript world was actually a dissertation. The not-so-funny thing about it was that when I finally attained “All But Dissertation” status, I didn’t …