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Did I Write that Book?

At an author event last week at the Logmark Bookstore in Cheboygan, MI, I was talking with two other writers about how completely we become absorbed in the book we're writing. It wasn't a new conversation; authors often speak of being immersed in a world of their own creation. When we finish a book, it's like waking up and becoming re-involved in the world outside our heads.We're probably lucky if we find that our significant others still live in the same house and our children haven't murdered…See More
Dec 10, 2012
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We're Writers--We Make Stuff Up

From time to time, people argue about whether writers can evoke something they've never experienced. I have friends in the writing community who take classes in how to shoot a gun, sign up to go rock climbing, and (of course) travel to faraway places in order to write realistically about a subject.We know, though, that writers must also use their imagination to create scenes and characters they can't actually visit: battles are pretty much out for me, as is being a teen-aged boy abandoned by…See More
Nov 26, 2012
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What in the World Is a Bouchercon?

I've given up telling people I'm going to Bouchercon next weekend, at least the people who aren't rabid mystery writers like me. Instead I say I'm attending a big meeting for mystery readers and writers in Cleveland. Most of the time that gets me a funny look that might mean, "I knew you were a little nuts." Mystery conferences are in some ways like the teachers' meetings I used to have to attend. There has to be programming, a sort of raison d'etre, so panels on various aspects of reading and…See More
Oct 1, 2012
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I Want Facial Recognition Software, Please

On TV, it works in about three seconds and it's right every time. I want it. I know the face is familiar, but where have I seen it, what is my connection to it, and most importantly, what name is attached to it?It happens often at book signings, but first, know this: I taught school for many years. Decades, even. Figure somewhere between a hundred fifty to two hundred students each year. Then add in all the people I worked with, especially those who moved on after only a year or two: teachers,…See More
Aug 6, 2012
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Blog Tour This Week

May 7 Seamus Interview Part 3- Melissa's Imaginarium- http://melissasimaginarium.blogspot.com May 8 Writing a Mystery Series- Nancy's Notes from Florida- http://nancyjcohen.wordpress.com May 9 How Did I Know I'd Made It?- Suspense Your Disbelief- http://www.jennymilchman.com/blog/ May 10 Choosing a Great Title- LL-Publications-…See More
May 7, 2012
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Oh, Those Blog Tours!

They'll tell you an author can't succeed without them, but at a certain point, this one sure wishes she could!My blog tour for DEAD FOR THE MONEY starts this week, and the schedule is printed below. There are of course prizes if you're willing to visit blogs and make comments between now and June 7th (even comments on this blog will work). LL Publications provided invaluable help with the tour in the form of a publicist who contacted all the bloggers and made dates for me to visit. But somebody…See More
Apr 30, 2012
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Now That's Freaky

I had lunch with an author friend recently, and she mentioned that her editor has twice now commented on the mood of her books, which gets darker in bad times and lighter in better times. The editor has never met my friend but accurately identified times when she was dealing with personal tragedy. The books were different than those which came when life was happily humming along.Wow. Do we know we're revealing so much of ourselves as we write? I know from studying literature that great authors'…See More
Apr 16, 2012
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What's It Like to Be Dead?

The second Dead Detective Mystery, DEAD FOR THE MONEY, comes out on Friday, and the publicist for LL-Publishing has arranged a blog tour for me beginning in May. (This in itself is cool, because I've always had to arrange my own before.) In most of the posts, I'll be letting Seamus, Dead Detective, explain his view of things. I'll keep you apprised of the schedule as it develops.So what is it like to be dead? There are so many possible answers that the mind boggles. Some say death is the end of…See More
Apr 3, 2012

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Hometown:
Northern Michigan
About Me:
Author and retired teacher, speaker on communication.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Website:
http://www.pegherring.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Dickens, Hardy, Shakespeare for oldies
Jan Burke, Lee Child, Anne Perry, Craig Johnson just to name a few...
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV: NFL football, just about anybody playing
Old British sitcoms
Movies: Kind of eclectic, but I like everything Brad Pitt's done and almost everything with Meryl Streep.
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Peg Herring's Blog

Did I Write that Book?

At an author event last week at the Logmark Bookstore in Cheboygan, MI, I was talking with two other writers about how completely we become absorbed in the book we're writing. It wasn't a new conversation; authors often speak of being immersed in a world of their own creation. When we finish a book, it's like waking up and becoming re-involved in the world outside our heads.We're probably lucky if we find that our significant others still live in the same house and our children haven't…

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Posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:15pm

We're Writers--We Make Stuff Up

From time to time, people argue about whether writers can evoke something they've never experienced. I have friends in the writing community who take classes in how to shoot a gun, sign up to go rock climbing, and (of course) travel to faraway places in order to write realistically about a subject.

We know, though, that writers must also use their imagination to create scenes and characters they can't actually visit: battles are pretty much out for me, as is being a teen-aged boy…

Continue

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 10:47pm

What in the World Is a Bouchercon?

I've given up telling people I'm going to Bouchercon next weekend, at least the people who aren't rabid mystery writers like me. Instead I say I'm attending a big meeting for mystery readers and writers in Cleveland. Most of the time that gets me a funny look that might mean, "I knew you were a little nuts." Mystery conferences are in some ways like the teachers' meetings I used to have to attend. There has to be programming, a sort of raison d'etre, so panels on various aspects of reading…

Continue

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 10:27pm

I Want Facial Recognition Software, Please

On TV, it works in about three seconds and it's right every time. I want it. I know the face is familiar, but where have I seen it, what is my connection to it, and most importantly, what name is attached to it?

It happens often at book signings, but first, know this: I taught school for many years. Decades, even. Figure somewhere between a hundred fifty to two hundred students each year. Then add in all the people I worked with, especially those who moved on after only a year or two:…

Continue

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:09pm

Blog Tour This Week

May 7 Seamus Interview Part 3- Melissa's Imaginarium- http://melissasimaginarium.blogspot.com May 8 Writing a Mystery Series- Nancy's Notes from Florida- http://nancyjcohen.wordpress.com May 9 How Did I Know I'd Made It?- Suspense Your Disbelief- http://www.jennymilchman.com/blog/ May 10 Choosing a Great Title- LL-Publications-…

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Posted on May 7, 2012 at 10:02pm

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At 1:36am on June 23, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Thanks for the friendship!
Check out We Can't Dance Together at A Twist of Noir!
(based on that Steely Dan song you've had stuck in your head since 1980)
At 9:11am on April 3, 2010, Stacy said…
Good luck with the book! I am sure it will do great!

Best Wishes!

http://www.stacy-deanne.net
At 7:35am on January 6, 2010, Reece Hirsch said…
Hi Peg -- Based upon my research regarding the Russian mafiya, that is definitely a good thing. Best, Reece
At 1:29am on December 25, 2009, Diane A.S. Stuckart said…
Have a lovely Christmas, yourself! Hope to run across you soon! :)
At 5:18am on September 3, 2009, Monique said…
Please add me to the list for the book drawing. Sounds like a great series!
At 6:52pm on August 30, 2009, Lisa Richardson said…
I'd love to read the first of hopefully many in a new series! Please throw my name in the hat!
At 12:50pm on August 30, 2009, Helen Kiker said…
Please add me to the list for the book drawing.
At 11:44am on August 30, 2009, Penny Tuttle said…
I'm a huge historical mystery fan and would love to win an ARC of HER HIGHNESS' FIRST MURDER - please add my name to the hat!! Thank you.
At 10:51am on August 30, 2009, HappyRuby said…
Your book sounds exciting. Put my name in the hat.
At 3:30pm on August 29, 2009, janimar said…
I love the Tudors and would love to read your new book.
 
 
 

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