Melissa Emerald
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About Me:
I just finished the first draft of my first cozy mystery. I look forward to editing and the scary, but exciting prospect of querying agents.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Michael Connelly; Janet Evanovich; Elaine Viets; Lee Child and more.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Prison Break; Rescue Me; Heroes; Lost; Everybody Loves Raymond.

Melissa Emerald's Blog

Do we love the authors or their characters more?

Last week, a lot items including photos, letters and manuscripts once belonging to John Steinbeck went for half what auctioneers thought it would bring.

Surprisingly, bidders ran up the price on a briefcase that once belonged to one of Steinbeck's friends. The final price, $18,000, was twice what auctioneers estimated it would bring.

The friend was the inspiration for several of Steinbeck's characters, one in particular that was well-loved.

I wrote about this on… Continue

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

Catching up ...

I'm still trying to get the hang of this blogging thing and completely forgot to update here on CrimeSpace.

Since my last post, I learned ...

A woman can have too much luggage. It was thirteen bags that landed 28-year-old Lisette Lee in jail.

Airline travel can be deadly for pets, especially those short-nosed dog breeds.

Also, a Bengal tiger and two dromedary camels were stolen and then recovered in Canada.

Read about these stories on my blog:… Continue

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 6:48am

Sometimes real life is as strange as fiction

Today is the debut of my new blog: Cats, Canines and Crimes.

I am new to blogging so it might take me a couple months to really get the hang of it. My plan is to update my blog once or twice a week with posts related to critters and crimes. Yeah, I know. They don't seem like two go together. But they do, at least they do in my work in progress. My protagonist is a fledgling Internet reporter and an animal shelter volunteer.

My… Continue

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 6:39am

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At 2:49pm on September 14, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Remember Goofus and Gallant?
Read all about Goofus's drift to the dark side in 'Always the bad example.'
At 11:54am on July 11, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Need another break from editing that novel?
Check out 'Inseparable' at A Twist of Noir!
At 1:50pm on June 23, 2010, Benjamin Sobieck said…
Retired? I wish! If that were the case, I'd have to figure out how to make the $42.71 in my 401k stretch over the next 50 years.
At 1:31am on June 23, 2010, Kris Neri said…
Thanks for befriending me here, Melissa. See you in the class.
At 12:57pm on June 20, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Thanks for the kind words.
At 1:25pm on June 19, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Okay, you have permission to take a break from editing to read my latest short at Twist of Noir:

We can't dance together.
At 1:43am on June 18, 2010, Beth Groundwater said…
Hi Melissa,
I'm glad you found some useful info on my blog and thanks for befriending me here!
At 11:17am on June 13, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Thanks for the friendship.
Now go edit that book!
At 3:24am on June 11, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…

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