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Carolyn Mulford

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Carolyn writes the award-winning Show Me mystery series featuring an ex-spy who applies her tradecraft honed in Eastern Europe to solving homicides in rural Missouri. Carolyn taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, worked as a writer and editor in Vienna and Washington, D.C., and freelanced as a nonfiction writer and editor before focusing on mysteries and historical MG/YA fiction.

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Conferences differ in what they offer, so it depends on your goal (and how much time and mone…more
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Conferences differ in what they offer, so it depends on your goal (and how much time and money you want to spend). If you want to talk to agents, then Sleuthfest (Florida) , Killer Nashville, Crime Bake (New England), and Love Is Murder (Chicago) are good possibilities. You have to look at the line-up to see if it includes two or three people you want to approach. To promote a book to fans, you want a conference that draws as many readers as writers. One of the biggest and longest is Bouchercon, which moves around the country. Next year it's in Raleigh in October. One of my favorites is Malice Domestic, which meets in Bethesda, MD, the first weekend of May. Magna cum Murder in Indianapolis also draws quite a few readers.

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Show Me the Murder

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Summer Before Air Conditioning

Air conditioning keeps me comfortable during the current heat wave, but I remember how we tried to cool off when nothing but the movie theater was air conditioned.


July and August approximated hell when I was a kid. No day was so hot that we wouldn’t work in the fields and the garden. Only the persistent breeze made the heat and humidity bearable.


The steamy days heated the house, making it equally

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