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Maggie King

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Maggie King is the author of MURDER AT THE BOOK GROUP and MURDER AT THE MOONSHINE INN, featuring Hazel Rose, an amateur detective living in Richmond, Virginia. Maggie also penned the short stories “A Not So Genteel Murder” and “Reunion in Shockoe Slip” for the VIRGINIA IS FOR MYSTERIES anthologies. "Wine, Women, and Wrong" is included in 50 SHADES OF CABERNET. Find "Keep Your Friends Close" in DEADLY SOUTHERN CHARM.

Maggie's HOW TO WRITE DIALOGUE THAT SINGS explores the essentials of dialogue for writers of every fiction genre. This handy reference guide teems with ideas and examples, showing writers how to improve their technique and increase their chances of success in the marketplace.

Maggie lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband G
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I wanted to show how humor can be a natural and welcome partner to tragedy and grief. I don’t think of it as a humorous myste…more
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I wanted to show how humor can be a natural and welcome partner to tragedy and grief. I don’t think of it as a humorous mystery but I make use of humor as a natural reaction and way of interacting. Besides murder, this story addresses some serious social issues: stem cell research, pornography, and sex addiction are just a few. But it’s all cloaked in humor.

I’m intrigued by the idea of unintended (unconsidered) consequences. In other words, how people don’t take into account the consequences of their actions. They might think of how their actions will affect other people but not necessarily how they themselves will be affected.

I love reading and I’ve been in many book groups (no murders, thankfully!) so a book group seemed like a natural setting. Book groups attract a wide variety of people who read for different reasons (enjoyment, escape, education, etc.). I enjoyed weaving different personality styles and backgrounds into my story.
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MURDER BY THE GLASS coming soon!

I’m thrilled to announce that MURDER BY THE GLASS launches on July 13, 2021 with Untreed Reads Publishing!  Each story in this stellar anthology blends a baffling mystery, a glass … and a MURDER! In my story, “How Do You Mend … Continue reading →
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