Karen McCullough
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Karen McCullough, mystery, fantasy, and a little romance

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Greensboro, NC
About Me:
I write mysteries, fantasy, and romantic suspense novels.
Books And Authors I Like:
J.R.R. Tolkien
Andre Norton
Ellis Peters
Mary Stewart
Dorothy Sayers
Barbara Michaels
Jim Butcher
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Dresden Files
The Sports Reporters
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Music to Write By

Do you listen to music while you write? Or while you read? Work? Play?

Recently, I’ve seen authors include their Play Lists either in the fronts or backs of their books, presenting the music that inspired them while they wrote.

I’d love to be able to do that, too, but I can’t listen to music while I do anything else that requires significant concentration.

A lot of people say that music helps them get in the mood, or helps them focus or concentrate. For some, it… Continue

Posted on July 23, 2008 at 4:50am — 1 Comment

Writing Dark

There are times when you walk a really strange road as a writer, going down some dark paths and scary, twisty highways. As authors we do things to our characters we’d never dream of doing in real life. We make them suffer in a myriad of ways--from the agony of emotional wringers we hope never to experience ourselves to very physical torments.

I kill people…in my books, anyway. I’ve had my characters kidnapped, beaten, burned, cut, threatened, tortured and just about any and every… Continue

Posted on July 17, 2008 at 2:49am — 4 Comments

So, okay, it's not exactly Tuesday. It was when I started this list, though! After I made this list and read it over it struck me that practically all of them are fantasy or science fiction. I guess…

So, okay, it's not exactly Tuesday. It was when I started this list, though!

After I made this list and read it over it struck me that practically all of them are fantasy or science fiction. I guess that explains what I write.

1. All three of The Lord of the Rings movies – the best fantasy movies EVER

2. Star Wars, the very first, the original and still the best, with The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi close behind. I like… Continue

Posted on June 28, 2008 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

What am I?

I love writing romantic suspense, romantic mysteries, romantic fantasies, and paranormal romance.

I’ve even written straight mysteries. Sort of. Even my mysteries still end up with a bit of romance in them.

So, what kind of writer am I? Am I a romance writer who wanders into the mystery, suspense, and fantasy genres? Or am I a mystery writer with a romantic streak?

But all my novels have some element of mystery. If the reader knew what would happen from the very start,…


Posted on February 12, 2008 at 7:46am

Five things I love about being an author; five things I hate about being an author

The five things I love about being an author:

1. The incredible feeling of satisfaction I get when I write the last sentence of the first draft of a novel. I’m not done with the story by any means, but for me, getting the first draft down is the hardest part.…


Posted on January 16, 2008 at 2:26am

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At 3:36am on January 8, 2010, RONALD FEASEL said…
ehe wooki is me on halloween i
At 2:56am on September 27, 2009, RONALD FEASEL said…
that,s me on halloween-- at 6ft 5 i made a good wookie
At 1:27am on September 27, 2009, RONALD FEASEL said…
send ne that hat friend
At 2:07am on April 30, 2009, Dana Kaye said…
Author Jamie Freveletti will be hosting a signing and reception at Julian's at 135 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill on May 21 5:30-7:30pm. She's a little more thriller than the authors you mentioned, but if you like Lost, I bet you'd like her stuff. Feel free to stop by and have a drink!
At 8:03am on July 9, 2007, Tom Cain said…
It's funny about romantic suspense .. I set out to write a conspiracy thriller about the man who murdered Princess Di ... and it turned out (I think) to be an incredibly passionate love-story - not about poor Di, I should add. I mentioned this to a fellow-writer at a recent writers' awards dinner in london and he maintained that all thrileers were really romances in disguise ...
At 7:30am on April 5, 2007, J.D. Rhoades said…
Howdy neighbor!

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