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Goodreads Giveaway: Weighing the Truth, a legal thriller

Goodreads is giving away 12 free autographed copies of Weighing the Truth, my legal suspense novel, promotion ending this Sunday 6/25. A story about a female death penalty attorney facing increasing threats to her sanity and well-being who must come

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My 9 Favorite Literary Mysteries

Having just published my new literary mystery/legal thriller, Weighing the Truth, author G. Elizabeth Kretchmer asked me to write a guest blog on her literary blog, and I chose the subject of literary or character-driven mysteries. All crime fiction, and most

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Press Banner Talks About Author Christine Z. Mason and new novel Weighing the Truth

Press Banner reviews novels by Christine Z. Mason http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/press_banner/eedition/page-b-community/page_794a5536-2b01-5a45-941a-da716fe597ff.html  

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Booksage Review of Weighing the Truth

Here’s another great review of Weighing the Truth! http://booksage.blogspot.com/ “. . . First of all, the thing that stood out right away for me is that Nat could easily have her own series of books (or even a TV show).

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Review of Weighing the Truth, my new character-driven legal suspense novel

  My new character-driven legal suspense novel, Weighing the Truth, has just been released in print and electronic formats. Here is a review by Midwest Book Review. “Weighing the Truth‘s legal suspense story opens with Natalya Drummond and her colleague’s

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The Mystery of Nan Madol to be featured in Santa Cruz Children’s Book Fair

  Children’s Book Fair The Santa Cruz Public Library will host a Children’s Book Fair Sunday, November 13, 2016, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for children, teens, parents, and educators. I’ll be reading from and discussing my middle-grade novel, The Mystery

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Sneak Preview: Bad Guys in Fiction

Here’s a handout/sneak preview of the presentation at the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association July 2016 Conference that G. Elizabeth Kretchmer  and I will be giving on “How to Craft Anti-Heroes, Villains, and Scoundrels.” The outline covers lots of information on creating

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More info re my Crafting Villains presentation with G. Elizabeth Kretchmer at PNWA Conference

Here’s more info about my Villains presentation at the PNWA Conference in July. Topic: How to Craft Anti-Heroes, Villains, and Scoundrels Panel: G. Elizabeth Kretchmer and Christine Z Mason Description: Humbert Humbert, Professor Snape, Captain Ahab: What is it about unlikeable characters

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Giving presentation on creating fictional villains at PNWA conference in July

Gail Kretchmer and I will present a workshop for writers on creating good fictional villains at the PNWA conference in Seattle, to be held July 28-31, 2016. Check out this excellent writers conference! http://www.pnwa.org/?page=featured

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Author Christine Z. Mason at Author’s Fair

The Author Fair was an exciting event, sponsored by San Jose State University and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and held in the beautiful public library in downtown San Jose on November 15, 2015. Many authors appeared on various

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