Mystery Mondays: Carol Balawyder on Subplots

Today I am fortunate to be featured on Kristina Stanley’s blog as part of her Mystery Mondays series. Make sure you check out the other writers who’ve been guest in this series and also to browse through Kristina’s blog where you can pick up some valuable tips from her Write Better Fiction series.
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KRISTINA STANLEY

Welcome once again to Mystery Mondays.

I first connected with Carol Balawyder when she graciously agreed to have me guest blog on her seriesHOW I GOT PUBLISHED.  DESCENT had been published less than a month previously, and I was nervous about guest blogging. Carol’s generous nature made it easy for me, and now I feel very lucky to have her guest blogging on my series.

Carol writes the The Getting To Mr. Right series.

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 8.14.27 AMTHE PURPOSE OF SUBPLOTS by Carol Balawyder

Thank you so much Kristina for inviting me as a guest on your Mystery Monday series. It’s a true honor for me to be in the midst of so many flourishing writers.

In my writing, whether it is women’s contemporary fiction or crime genre they both have in common a subplot which deals with the complexity of domestic relationships – specifically, relationships between an adult and…

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How I Got Published: Kristina Stanley

Kristina Stanley was the director of security at an isolated resort in the debts of the Purcell Mountains, British Columbia. Her time in that job and her love of skiing led her to write the Stone Mountain series.

Her books have garnered the attention of prestigious crime writing organizations in Canada and England. Crime Writers of Canada nominated DESCENT (July 2015, Imajin Books) for the Unhanged Arthur award for the best unpublished crime novel. The Crime Writers’ Association nominated BLAZE for the Debut Dagger (to be published fall 2015, Imajin Books). Continue reading

My Blogging Holiday

Hello Dear Blogging Friends,

It’s nice to be back.  I hope that you have all been having a wonderful June and July and that this post finds you well and happy.

Just in case you’ve been DYING TO KNOW here’s what I’ve  been up to during my blogging holiday.

I’ve been preparing guest posts for my crime writers’ series How I Got Published. Kristina Stanley will be featured this Friday and later in the fall Judy Penz Sheluk and Carrie Rubin will talk about their publishing process. Keep a look out for these three fabulous (and need I add, hard working) writers of crime fiction.

I also did an interview for Heather Debreceni’s upcoming Empowered Divorce Summit on Dating. The interview will be aired on Sept. 8 and you can reserve your spot at www.empowereddivorcesummit.com More to come on this.

Most of my time has been spent editing Café Paradise, the second in a four novella series following Getting To Mr. Right. In Café Paradise the focus is on Suzy Paradise and her struggles to fulfill a life time dream.The hardest battles are the ones we wage inside.

I hope to have Café Paradise on Kindle by the end of August.

It hasn’t been all work and no play though.

 

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I’m truly looking forward to catching up on your blogs