Tag: Elka Ray

The Inspiration Behind Saigon Dark — By Elka Ray

Elka Ray

What inspired your work-in-progress? My last book, Saigon Dark, is psychological suspense, set in Vietnam, where I now live. I’m currently working on another suspense novel, tentatively called Blackmore Bay, set in the area where I grew up, on the West Coast of Canada. Both stories feature female leads who behave in ways that are […]

When Inspiration Hits — A New Series on Emerald Musings

Hello All, and Happy Friday! First, let me apologize– I haven’t been keeping up with my blogs, Emerald Musings and Walking the Path as well as I should.  While I have a few very exciting reasons for it, there really is no excuse, and you have my heartfelt apologies for dropping the ball. As an […]

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting to Write Crime Fiction

Elka Ray

By Elka Ray 1) As a writer, your characters become real to you – they’re not “characters” but people. Killing people – even unlikeable ones – is emotionally draining; learning why they were targeted even more so. While my stories aren’t depressing, they have sad moments. If you want readers to understand your characters’ motivations, […]

The Emerald Musings “5 Things I Wish I Had Known” Series Begins in April

The Emerald Musings 5 Things I Wish I Had Known Series Begins in April

Greetings, Everyone! Since I’ve managed to get some wonderful guest post contributions over the years, I decided to go to the well again and see what I could get.  And you ladies and gentlemen certainly didn’t disappoint!  So, starting in April, we’re featuring a new guest post on every Friday that follows the theme of […]

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