Setting as a Character in Fiction

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By Peter H. Green How authors generate their characters and themes often remains a mystery to the writers themselves. This fact became apparent to me when Bouchercon selected the Gateway City for its national mystery conference in 2011, and we St. Louisans …

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Was “Go Set a Watchman” a first draft rewritten by Truman Capote?

Truman Capote and Nelle Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman–A Literary Mystery By Peter H. Green Back in 2005 I joined a Saturday morning memoir writers’ group led by Larry Fiquette, a retired St. Louis Post Dispatch reporter and feature writer, who hailed from Adamsville, near Birmingham, Alabama. …

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Fatal Designs: Mystery, suspense, romance

Fedora Amis and Peter Green  show off Sisters in Crime colors at Book Signing Event

It felt good Saturday to get back on the promotional  trail, introducing fans to Patrick MacKenna’s new adventures in Fatal Designs, making new friends and signing copies for mystery lovers with eight other authors, all Sisters In Crime members of the St.  …

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Super Bowl madness over heroin ad


The internet is atwitter with a public service announcement which appeared locally on NBC’s St. Louis affiliate during the Super Bowl on Sunday. While a teen plucks out a lighthearted tune, which nonetheless exemplifies how young people are unsuspectingly lured into drug use, a mother discovers her son dead in his bedroom from an overdose of heroin. The 60-second PSA by the Missouri-based National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse offers help for this growing problem at their NCADA website. Super Bowl madness over heroin resulted when a PSA message appeared during a a timeout. Watchers claimed reality spoiled the party. What about those lost children–amidst all this jollity, aren’t they worth a minute of our time? CLICK ON HEADLINE TO CONTINUE READING

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