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Read this engrossing new novel by G. Elizabeth Kretchmer: Bear Medicine

This is a wonderful read—check it out. Here’s my take on it: With dazzling prose and deeply empathetic characterization, G. Elizabeth Kretchmer relates the exciting and parallel stories of two women, one living in the present time and the other

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Win a copy of my novel, Boundaries: A Love Story

Win one of 12 free first edition hardcovers of my novel, Boundaries: A Love Story on http://Goodreads.com Boundaries: A Love Story is a novel about abandonment and passion, chronicling an imprudent but profound love, a maelstrom of family secrets, and a tragedy

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8 Great Kids’ books ages 8 through 12

Here is G. Elizabeth Kretchmer’s blog @ gekretchmer.com/uncategorized/christine-z-mason-8-enchanting-kids-books-ages-8-thru-12/ featuring eight of my favorite contemporary and classic children’s books for ages 8 through 12. Christine Z. Mason: 8 Enchanting Kids Books Ages 8 Thru 12 Several years ago, I met Christine through

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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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