From C.L. Shore’s Blog:

Did Carbs Kill the Cahokians?
Posted April 24th, 2010

I have become fascinated by Cahokia, a prehistoric Native American settlement in the Western-Illinois, Eastern – Missouri area.. It is mind-boggling to think that the Midwest was home to a large settlement (as many as 20,000 people) from the year 1000 through about 1300. Cahokia’s inhabitants probably had much in common with the Aztecs of Read the Rest…

Facing the Camera
Posted November 13th, 2009

Recently, I went to a downtown studio for a photo shoot. I figured that it was time that I begin promoting myself as an author. Plus, I thought the session would be fun. Historically, having my picture taken has been a painful experience. I don’t think I’m the most photogenic person, and it is hard Read the Rest…

My own private mystery
Posted October 31st, 2009

I was getting ready for a photo shoot last week (more on this later). I gathered up some old family books as props, including multiple copies of works by Edgar Allan Poe, a large volume including the complete works of William Shakespeare, and the complete works of Flavius Josephus – a theology tome of over Read the Rest…

Bouchercon 2009
Posted October 17th, 2009

This was the first time that I’ve attended Bouchercon, and I’ll definitely be back! All of the sessions I attended were excellent. Where else can you attend seminars on paranormal characters, serial murders, and get terrific writing tips pertaining to the mystery genre? I attended a preconference featuring Donald Maass. He stressed raising the stakes Read the Rest…

Whatever Happened to Cherry Ames?
Posted September 27th, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I was disappointed in Veronica. When I saw the first commercials for the new primetime show “Mercy” early in the summer, I thought “All right! Finally, a strong nurse character. A good role model.” The next commercials I viewed with a “Huh?” And as time went on, there were Read the Rest…

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