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“The best arguments in the world won’t change a person’s mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.” Richard Powers
I’ve completed the draft of a new book with the working title Lake Wyrd: Murder on a Magic Lake. It’s in the cozy mystery category. Things, animate or inanimate, get categorized, and books are no exception. Examples of book genres include romances, westerns, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, horror, historical fiction, and, of course, mysteries. The last genre is one of the most enduring and most popular and the one for which author Bruce Cassidy provided the librarian’s definition: “If it’s got a dead body, it’s a mystery.” Mysteries are abundant and varied, so they have their own subgenres. Think Puzzle or Locked Room, Cozy or Manor House, Police Procedural, Detective/Amateur Detective, Legal, Juvenile, Hardboiled, Paranormal, and Historical. If you read mysteries, I’m sure you know books that exemplify these subgenres, and an internet search for mystery books will provide prominent works by well known authors. My book is a cozy. With some paranormal elements. The draft is now in review by an experienced beta reader (my wife) and assorted writers of the Blue Ridge Writers Group. May the force be with them.
Calendar July 2023 Lake Wyrd under beta review June 2023 Clean Copy needs your review on Amazon