Recap – Author-Centric Publishing with Thomas & Mercer

Authors who publish with Amazon’s 15 imprints are viewed as equal partners, with these publishers taking an author-centric approach that combines the best of traditional and independent publishing. At a SinC Puget Sound program on May 10th that attracted a record number of participants, Thomas & Mercer’s Editorial Director Grace Doyle and Senior Acquisitions Editor … Continue reading Recap – Author-Centric Publishing with Thomas & Mercer

Meet the Editor – Thomas & Mercer: Amazon’s Mystery/Thriller/True-Crime Imprint, May 10, 2018

Thomas & Mercer’s Grace Doyle — Thursday, May 10th, 2018 We are pleased to welcome Grace Doyle, editorial director of Thomas & Mercer, the mystery, thriller, and true crime imprint from Amazon. Gracie, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has an impressive history in publishing, having started at Houghton Mifflin, where her projects included … Continue reading Meet the Editor – Thomas & Mercer: Amazon’s Mystery/Thriller/True-Crime Imprint, May 10, 2018

Historical Mystery as Cultural Lens

The Mean Streets of Medieval York: the Historical Mystery as Cultural Lens with Candace Robb Researching your historical mystery and working those evocative details into your story means more than just avoiding anachronisms - your words giving readers a view to and understanding of another world. At our April meeting, author and historian Candace Robb … Continue reading Historical Mystery as Cultural Lens

Mystery Subgenres: Recapping our March Program

Our March program featured a panel on the mystery subgenres. Panelists Dana Delamar (romantic suspense), Curt Colbert (private investigator/historical/noir), Mary Daheim (cozy), and Boyd Morrison (thriller/action adventure) responded with care and enthusiasm as our moderator, Marty Wingate, asked some fun and some tough questions. Here are a few takeaways from the discussion that aimed to … Continue reading Mystery Subgenres: Recapping our March Program