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Interview with Mystery Author Autumn Doerr
If you want to read more about me and my first book, Baker's Dozen, this is a really nice interview with interesting questions edited by Bree from BooksThatMakeYou.com. Thank you Bree! (Click the picture.)
Author Autumn Doerr Business Card Survey
So, I ran out of business cards. Question: Should I change the picture? Here’s the card as it looks now... ...and here are some picture you can vote on:
Mystery Author Autumn Doerr Reveals All...Bookwise
· What makes your book a must-read? If you enjoy a good mystery, can appreciate an old fashioned bakery and get a kick out of San Francisco or have always wanted to visit, “Baker’s Dozen” is for you. · What is something interesting/cool/unbelievable you discovered while researching your book? For opera buffs, before the 1983 Fall season, there were no English supertitles at the San Francisco Opera. La Traviata, was the opera that popularized the practice. (Hint: there are sup
Mystery Author Autumn Doerr’s Advice on Writing Outlines (ala James Patterson)
When I first started pitching ideas for television shows, I found that if you couldn't write a log line that described the show in a line or two, you didn't have a show. That same principle applies to writing an outline for a novel. Writing an outline is helpful in so many ways. The most important one is to figure out the purpose for the scene. Each scene moves the plot forward and can reveal a character’s motivation. I didn’t have an outline for my first book, “Baker’s Dozen
Mystery Author Autumn Doerr Wears Scarves Because She Likes Them, Not to Cover Her Neck
I love my neck. I know Nora Ephron was half joking when she wrote the opposite as the title of her book, “I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman,” but there was also the other half that wasn’t joking. The part that was true. I’m sure she did hate her neck. And in her wonderfully funny and right-on way, Ephron wrote about the dilemma of getting older and coming to terms with the changes that accompany aging. When I was young and nubile and a beautiful wo
If it's Tuesday, it's VOTE day and Tuesday Review Day!
This review is so good, I wanted to read my own book, again!
Mystery Author Autumn Doerr Suggests How to De-Stress Before Election Day
If you’re in Pasadena, treat yourself to Little Flower Café and pick up a copy of “Baker’s Dozen.” It will fortify you with deliciousness and give you strength for Tuesday. Thank you for being voters!
Mystery Author Autumn Doerr invokes Joan of Arc to Get Out the Vote
When I finally made it to college in the 90s, Mills offered a study abroad program (I’m sure they still do). So, with no art experience, I studied painting and drawing in Aix en Provence, France for a semester. It was a life-changing experience. We painted in Venice and Paris. We stood with our easles in the same lavender fields as Van Gogh and drew the same Mont Sainte-Victoire as Cezanne. That’s a long story to get to the point. I also took photographs of statues in churche
Mystery Author Autumn Doerr’s Fall Favorite
Surprise! This is my favorite time of year. Sweaters. Halloween. Golden leaves. Clear skies and cool weather. Socks! Here’s my book in Full Fall Splendor. Thank you to my cousin Joanne Hannaman for the gorgeous pix of Lexi at Loveland Lake in Loveland, Colorado. I just can't write Loveland enough.
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