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Ingrid Willis and Melissa Emerald are now friends
Oct 27, 2011
Copper Smith left a comment for Melissa Emerald
"Remember Goofus and Gallant? Read all about Goofus's drift to the dark side in 'Always the bad example.'"
Sep 14, 2010
Copper Smith left a comment for Melissa Emerald
"Need another break from editing that novel? Check out 'Inseparable' at A Twist of Noir!"
Jul 11, 2010
Melissa Emerald and Jerry Peterson are now friends
Jul 2, 2010
Melissa Emerald commented on Melissa Emerald's blog post Do we love the authors or their characters more?
"I think we might be very disappointed to learn that our favorite writers are much like us--humans with failings. I have a friend who is obsessed with the lives of movie stars. I've given up on trying to tell her that these stars are not…"
Jun 29, 2010
Dan L. Coleman commented on Melissa Emerald's blog post Do we love the authors or their characters more?
"I suppose each will have to answer for himself, but I don't get off on the writers because I don't know any of my favorite authors, personally, never met them, probably never will. It's their characters and stories I like. If you…"
Jun 29, 2010
Melissa Emerald and Vincent Zandri are now friends
Jun 29, 2010
Melissa Emerald posted a blog post

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…See More
Jun 29, 2010
Melissa Emerald posted a blog post

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: Cats,…See More
Jun 24, 2010
Melissa Emerald left a comment for Benjamin Sobieck
"Now I see the problem. I can't read. But I never let that stop me from writing. Besides, in journalism, we all just looked at the photos. :-) You wrote, "I asked a retired newspaper reporter (no, they don't all fall off the wagon…"
Jun 23, 2010
Melissa Emerald replied to Benjamin Sobieck's discussion How long should the first novel be?
"John: You might have a tough time getting a agent to pick up a crime story that's less than 70,000. Of course there are always exceptions, but I keep hearing that 75,000-80,000 is supposed to be the sweet spot for genre fiction. I did a little…"
Jun 23, 2010
Melissa Emerald left a comment for Benjamin Sobieck
"Ah...I thought I read a post where you said you were a retired newspaper reporter ... something I rarely hear of. Most of my colleagues can't afford to retire. Even more sad, most of my colleagues (including me) are victims of newsroom…"
Jun 23, 2010
Benjamin Sobieck left a comment for Melissa Emerald
"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."
Jun 23, 2010
Kris Neri left a comment for Melissa Emerald
"Thanks for befriending me here, Melissa. See you in the class."
Jun 23, 2010
Copper Smith left a comment for Melissa Emerald
"Thanks for the kind words."
Jun 20, 2010
Melissa Emerald left a comment for Copper Smith
"I loved "We Can't Dance Together". Great writing. Thanks for sharing."
Jun 19, 2010

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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
Website:
http://melissaemerald.blogspot.com/
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…
Welcome!
 
 
 

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