OKAY. THE BOOK IS IN PRINT, NOW WHAT?

The quest of the self-published author to be recognized is a long and winding road.
“Making a Mystery with Annie Tillery” is a tool for anyone interested in literature, writing and educating and exposing young readers to what it’s like to be an author, told through an exciting, engaging great teen mystery. The book included book discussion questions, lesson plans, websites and a writing activity. All this is embedded in the auth[………]

MAKING A MYSTERY WITH ANNIE TILLERY

In response to the many questions I get at book talks and workshops, I have written, and will publish in the next few weeks, Making a Mystery with Annie Tillery by me, Linda Maria Frank.
Using The Madonna Ghost as a model, I have included author’s notes on plot, character and setting. There are activities in the form of lessons, book discussion questions, things that happened to give me the idea for the book, websites to investigate, and re[………]

ANNIE TILLERY MYSTERIES’ BOOK INTERVIEWS NOW AVAILABLE ON MAJOR SITES

I am pleased to announce that Linda Maria Frank’s Annie Tillery Mystery interviews on The Authors Show are available on YouTube, itunes, blogtalkradio.
  They are also available for on-demand listening by the public at large.  These added platforms are: BlogTalkRadio, Blurbrry, Soundcloud and Stitcher, bringing the platform count offering you exposure to ten.
Note that these platforms are very highly rated by Alexa (owned [………]

I NEVER DREAMED THESE LECTURES WOULD BE SO POPULAR

I never dreamed these lectures would be so popular! 
My many years of teaching forensic science led me to choose the topics in that field that I find most interesting. I created a series of programs with PowerPoint which I present to interested groups. I have presented at libraries, to the seniors enrolled in the continuing education programs at local universities, clubs, and assisted living residents. They are interesting, provocative and get t[………]

A TRIPLE HEADER. LISTEN TO MY STORY ABOUT “THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST AVENGER”

My interview for “The Mystery of the Lost Avenger” will air on The Authors Show on April 6, April 7, and April 8. Log on, scroll down to the schedule, and listen to how an idea becomes a book.
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A brief review gives an insight of what’s to come in The Mystery of the Lost Avenger: It’s a page-turning mystery/ghost story with elements of women’s history, a[………]

MY FAVORITE LECTURE: ART NOT ART

ONE OF THE FRINGE BENEFITS OF BEING AN AUTHOR: THE LECTURE CIRCUIT
As a teacher of Forensic Science, and consequently, a writer of my mystery series, Annie Tillery Mysteries, I have been able to develop a lecture series based on my favorite topics in forensic science.
My favorite is Art, Not Art, which deals with art crime, forgeries, authentication of art pieces, and famous cases through the ages.
Which are real? Which are the fakes?

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AVENGERS, LINKS IN MY LIFE

The Current Upsurge of Women’s Power in the national news fits very nicely with what I tried to do with my Fourth Annie Tillery Mystery, The Mystery of the Lost Avenger.
The turn of events in the last year, focusing on empowering women to claim their equal rights, and to be judged on the merits of what they do, fits very nicely with the message I have incorporated in the Annie Tillery Mystey series. It’s so important for girls to real[………]

The Many Faces of Plot Character and Setting

PLOT, CHARACTER AND SETTING ARE THE ELEMENTS OF FICTION WRITING
Plot, character and setting are the elements of fiction writing that elicit many questions from both; writers of other writers, and readers of writers. The answers delivered by authors engender similar themes, but each author adds their own individual style, approach and unique twists and turns.
The Authors Show at https://wnbnetworkwest.com/,[………]