Thanks for befriendling me -- and thanks for the Van DIne list. It certainly applies to the classic mystery form, although I think many of the rules can be considered once and then forgotten by writers today. Mysteries are a much broader genre now than they were then.
But some of them will apply forever. You should think about posting those in the forum area and asking members to comment on which ones they feel are valid or invalid for writers today.
Hi, Kim! thanks for the invite. This is my year to con-hop, so I'll be at Love is Murder, Malice Domestic, ThrillerFest, Deadly Ink, and Bouchercon. Did you miss Deadly Ink in NJ and Magna Cum Murder in Muncie? I'll hit those too. Hope to meet you in person at one of these shindigs.
Hi Kim ( that's also my daughter's name) The cake eating hippo series of picture books (5) should be available on Amazon in US.Published by Penguin. Or can be bought online via the Australian Books online link on my website.Delighted to make contact and just learning abotu webchatting.