In April 2015, B.K. Stevens debuted the blog series “The First Two Pages,” hosting craft essays by short story writers and novelists analyzing the openings of their own work. The series continued until just after her death in September 2017, and the full archive of those essays can be found at Bonnie’s website here.
This month (November 2017), the blog series relocated to my website at the request of Bonnie’s husband and daughter, and the archive of this second stage of the series can be found here.
This week, Laura Ellen Scott—a good friend and fellow professor at George Mason University—chats about the opening pages of her new novel Crybaby Lane, Book 2 of the New Royal Mysteries (Book 1 is The Mean Bone in Her Body). You can find out more about Laura’s work at her website here, and folks in the DC area can meet her this Saturday, December 2, at a Mystery Author Extravaganza hosted by the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, with book sales by Mystery Loves Company.
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