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Poe's Deadly Daughters

The lovely and talented ladies of Poe's Deadly Daughters have asked me to guest blog, Saturday October 28th. How cool is that? Check it out at



Added by Rosemary Harris on October 27, 2007 at 1:38pm — No Comments

More gender-bending...

The women of Jungle Red got such a great response to our "male/female, who wrote it" quiz, that we're doing it again. Think you can tell if something was written by a man or a woman? Check it out at


PS I bet no one gets my entry...

Added by Rosemary Harris on August 23, 2007 at 10:03am — No Comments

Lovely to see you again, my friend..

Jeez, I guess I don't blog here often. More likely to do that at or No, crimespace is more like eavesdropping on other people's conversations - I do that all the time, and have gotten some of my favorite dialogue that way - or jumping in when you realize that someone in Australia, or LA, or Montana is thinking about the same thing that you… Continue

Added by Rosemary Harris on August 7, 2007 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Back to life, back to reality

..or back to fiction, I guess. I've picked up my story after not writing for about 2 weeks (although i did work on the outline on the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar. Wish I'd gotten a picture of that..hundreds of travellers exhausted by the heat and the rocking of the boat, wrapped in kangas, and I'm there sharpening my little pencils..) A bit of research has shown me that I'm going down the wrong (inaccurate) track on a major story line,and I'm trying not to be despondent about it.… Continue

Added by Rosemary Harris on June 23, 2007 at 10:29pm — 1 Comment

Africa, No hurry

Hope i haven't appeared to be friend requests...I'm travelling in Tanzania and haven't had running water, much less internet access. In Dodoma for the day at a swanky ($60 a day) hotel so i'm treating myself to a little computer time. My husband and i are helping to fund a library in a small village in central Tanzania. The work is going very well, and i'm planning to post a lot of pix on my website if anyone's interested. (…


Added by Rosemary Harris on June 12, 2007 at 8:53pm — No Comments

I, Me, Mine.....George Harrison

"I am born." "I had a farm in Africa" "I have never begun a novel with more misgiving."

Back in the day, novels written in the first person got some respect. When did that change?

I don't know if it's a mystery thing or a "literary" thing, but it seems that writing in third person (or some other variation or combination) gets all the reviews while first person novels are somehow written off as lightweight, anyone-can-bang-them-out yarns. When I started Pushing up…


Added by Rosemary Harris on May 29, 2007 at 2:54am — 4 Comments

Please allow me to introduce myself....

Yikes, this is almost as hard as writing the book was. I'm a first time writer, my book Pushing Up Daisies (St Martins 2008) is a funny (as in Carl Hiassen funny, she says modestly) mystery set in the suburbs. It's the first in a series with garden themes.

Gardeners have to be patient so I was well prepared for the publishing process. The writing took about 18 months, the publishing - going on 3 years. Finding an agent was the biggest hurdle. Advice to fledgling writers - don't give…


Added by Rosemary Harris on May 25, 2007 at 11:17pm — No Comments

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