Margy Rydzynski
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  • Arlington, MA
  • United States
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About Me:
Writer, Entrepreneur, Detective Fiction Fan. My pen name is Margaret Daniels. I'm a self-published mystery fiction writer. I've also started working on a fantasy novel.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Website:
http://maggie-della.com
Books And Authors I Like:
I'll mention genres and styles rather than individual authors. There are too many to mention.

I love mysteries that transport me to a different time and place. This could include different historic periods or different countries today. I also appreciate humor. And, I love a well written medical mystery.

Without a second thought I'll throw out the authors Janet Evanovich, Walter Mosley, Kathy Reichs, Tony Hillerman, Patricia Cornwell, Kerry Greenwood, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayres and Wilkie Collins.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
I don't want TV that much anymore. However, I became glued to the set in the 1990s when I discovered PBS's Mystery! series. I was first introduced to the classic British mystery genre through this series. I absolutely fell in love with the writers, then moved on to American classics.

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Snow and The Gathering of Writers

The weather in Boston has been horrible, and we're in for even more. There will be about three storms this week. Yesterday's snow turned to a freezing, slushy rain which froze over the minute it started to get dark. It's not expected to get above freezing today, which means I'll probably be a shut-in until tomorrow. Friday will be warmer, then we'll get another storm on Saturday.



And, I've also had to reschedule the first meeting of…

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Posted on February 4, 2011 at 5:01am

Creative Juices And All That Stuff

Somehow, I seem to have found my groove. I'm back to writing and it's going the way it should have gone over these past three years of trying. And how have I accomplished this? Damned if I know. I do have a few clues, though.

 

First, I put a lot more economic angst onto one of my two protagonists (Maggie), the one who's a direct outgrowth of me. Let's just say that 2010 was hideous from an economic standpoint and, yeah, those words flowed!

 

Second, I finally…

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Posted on January 7, 2011 at 8:17am

Della Speaks!

I do hope you'll bear with me, as I work to get my writing muscles back in shape. As part of the Maggie and Della website overhaul, I added two fictional blogs - one for Maggie and one for Della. I've been doing this off and on for years. It's my way of helping the characters develop further relationships with their readers. Blogs and other social media tools are perfect for this. It also helps me develop their voices. In the past I've had problems maintaining the blogs. Time pressures,…

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Posted on January 3, 2011 at 4:43am

A Boston Mystery Writer Introduces Herself

Hello, fellow Crimespace denizens. Now that I've had a look around, I thought I'd follow up with a proper introduction.

 

I'm a 50-something mystery (and fantasy) writer living in the Boston, Massachusetts area. I'm Polish-American and live in the comfy suburb of Arlington, MA with my husband. No kids or pets, although a friend of mine sent me a stuffed cat once, so I left it out on the back of the couch for when the nephews stop by. These days I make my living as a freelance…

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Posted on January 2, 2011 at 10:48am — 5 Comments

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At 10:49am on January 28, 2011, Susan said…
Margy, I watched your trailer. Cool! I really liked it. Just enough info to tease but not tell. Good pace, good flow. Loved the key-hole photo. Where did you get it?
At 2:58am on January 28, 2011, Susan said…

Hi Margy, thanks for friending me. Nice to meet another Boston area writer. What is your genre?

 

Susan

At 2:50pm on January 4, 2011, Beth Groundwater said…

Hi Margy,

Thanks for befriending me here! I hope you'll put my upcoming March release, Deadly Currents, on your to-read list. Happy new year!

- Beth

At 7:42am on January 3, 2011, Nancy Lynn Jarvis said…
Living vicariously is one of the advantages of creating characters. My protagonist, Regan McHenry now drives a green Prius because I wanted a care like that. Like her, I had a perfectly good car that I couldn't justify dumping just for the sake of change. Unlike her, I'm still driving my older car. She had to replace hers after she was forced off the road by a villain and had her car totaled.
At 3:15am on January 3, 2011, Ronald S. Barrios said…

I like doing it myself too. I want to be able to control what goes out and how. Nothing wrong with traditional publishing I just want to be able to do it my way. Plus I'm having fun. What more is there? Haha...

At 9:07am on January 1, 2011, Copper Smith said…

Thanks for the friendship and the kind words. Podcast-related questions to follow once I get things started...

 

At 6:05pm on December 31, 2010, Pauline Rowson said…
Delighted to connect here.  Thanks for the invite and all the best for 2011.
At 8:49am on December 31, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…
Welcome!  I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People.  Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com

It can be a bit overwhelming around here at first, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
                   
-Kate the Book Buff
 
 
 

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