crimes and Miss Demeanors

If you're not familiar with Miss Demeanors, it's a fabulous site chock-full of writing advice. Their own description of the site is delightful: "a group of mystery and suspense writers who -- when not killing off characters -- let their better angels share tidbits about writing, reading and research." (If you've read GIRL IN DISGUISE, you'll know why "better angels" especially made me smile.)

I'm honored to have a guest post up on the site about my process for turning a real-life historical detective into the lead character in a detective novel. Click here to read it.