The Mystery Genre ain’t Easy

“Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.” Sue Grafton – Author of the Alphabet Series I had the privilege of attending two writing workshops this weekend. On Saturday, Valerie Harris, (www.willisauthor.com) presented a two-hour workshop about how reader expectations of a genre drive things like writingContinue reading “The Mystery Genre ain’t Easy”

My Newsletter has Popped!

Just thrilled that my first newsletter for Star O’Brien fans is out the door. I hope you love it. Let me know what you think! And, if you haven’t already subscribed, you can visit my web site, http://www.martha-geaney.com, and sign up for the next one which will probably pop just before my next book inContinue reading “My Newsletter has Popped!”

What do you want to know?

It’s Saturday. The day I usually spend some time writing a blog post. So…here I am wondering what you, my readers, would like to hear (or know) about today. Most of my writing time this week has been spent on editing the second book in my Star O’Brien series. It’s probably the third time, I’veContinue reading “What do you want to know?”

To Ireland with Love

Bill and I are back from our ten-day trip to County Mayo, Ireland. It was a wonderful week…got to see many of my cousins and launch Death on Clare Island: A Star O’Brien Mystery on that side of the Atlantic. I couldn’t have done it without the love and support of friends and family. Star’sContinue reading “To Ireland with Love”

Castle Book Shop is the Best!

David and the crew at The Castle Book Shop hosted the Irish launch of Death on Clare Island: A Star O’Brien Mystery Series on Friday, September 13th. What a great group of people and place! I’ve visited the store during my many trips to Castlebar; oftentimes to pick up a mystery book to read whileContinue reading “Castle Book Shop is the Best!”