Archive for January, 2013

“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”

Agatha Christie

For good or bad, my best time for planning a book is while I’m driving.

When’s yours?

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My new book, A Search and Rescue Mystery, the first in a series of three due out in January 2014, is now officially entitled…

(drum roll, please)

…”Zero-Degree Murder.”

My publisher determined the original title, “Don’t Get Dead,” which, in Search and Rescue lingo, means ‘don’t get yourself killed trying to save somebody else,’ was too generic. They wanted something with more punch, that conjured up imagery about what the book is actually about (stranded in a blizzard in the mountains with a killer on the loose).

While I love “Don’t Get Dead” for a book title, I totally got their point. So I got to work, pulled a bunch of mountaineering books (and my Thesaurus!) off the book shelves and, in a couple of hours, came up with a list of six alternate titles out of which they chose “Zero Degree Murder.”

So next January, keep an eye out in bookstores for:

Zero-Degree Murder

A Search and Rescue Mystery

by M. L. Rowland

Happy writing! Happy reading! Happy Full Wolf Moon! ☺

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Full Wolf Moon


Full Wolf Moon.

“Traditionally this Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside of Native American villages.

The associations of wolves and the Moon appear in folklore from all around the world.”

Click here to read more:www.almanac.com/content/full-wolf-moon-januarys-moon-guide


From The Old Farmers Almanac

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Quote of the Day - Abraham Lincoln

One of my most favorite quotes ever.

It’s all about perspective.

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