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Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History, has written more than 50 books specializing in British Christianity. These books include: The Monastery Murders, clerical mysteries; Lord Danvers Investigates, Victorian true-crime; The Elizabeth and Richard series, literary suspense; and Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England. She loves research and sharing you-are-there experiences with her readers.

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Have You Heard About the Crime Cafe?

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ November 30, 2015

My guest today is the amazing Debbi Mack. I have known Debbi for several years and am a great fan of her Sam McRae mysteries. I was hooked on the first one because, as a lawyer's wife, I appreciated how careful Sam is to stay within the lines of the ethics of her profession while solving crimes in a creative way.

Then Debbi invited me to be a guest on The Crime Cafe (interview here)  and to contribute to her Season One Story Package. This is a real bargain because along with stories from all the great writers Debbi interviews this year you'll get A Very Private Grave, book 1 in my Monastery Murders. I found the Crime Cafe project  to be so much fun that I asked Debbie to come over to "Deeds of Darkness; Deeds of Light" and tell us more about it all. 

Thanks, Donna, for the opportunity to post on your blog! 

It all started when I established a YouTube account. I did so without any real plan as to how I would use it. Over time, its evolved into a multi-media platform thats allowed me to express my thoughts, feelings, and creative projects in something other than written words. Ive also learned to tell stories in a more visual way. 

I had vague notions about doing a podcast, but I wasnt sure what kind of podcast I should do. In fact, before I developed the Crime Cafe, Id never even listened to a podcast. I knew they were popular, but that was all. 

Then, during the time my website was being redesigned, I got the idea of interviewing crime, suspense, and thriller writers on a podcast. I ran this past the web designer, and she thought it was great. 

She also suggested that each author interviewed should provide a guest post with a giveaway before their podcast. In addition, she suggested having each author contribute a story to a collection that Id sell from a designated site, with the proceeds split among the contributors. This seemed like a win-win approach to me. 

So now I offer, not only all the interviews in video and audio form from my website, but you can also buy the Crime Cafe, Season One Story Package there. I also offer merchandise, such as coffee cups, T-shirts, and tote bags, featuring the distinctive Crime Cafe logo. You can find the Crime Cafe on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Google Play. 

I hope youll tune in to The Crime Cafe sometime soon. Its a fun way to spend 20 minutes or so. And youll hear the real lowdown from some of the crime genres best authors. 

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Debbi Mack is the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Sam McRae mystery series. Shes also published one young adult novel, Invisible Me, and Five Uneasy Pieces, a short story collection that includes her Derringer Award–nominated story “The Right to Remain Silent.” Her short stories have appeared in various other anthologies and publications. Her most recently published short stories are “Deadly Detour” and Jasmine, which appears in Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays. Debbi is also a screenwriter and aspiring indie filmmaker. A former attorney, Debbi has also worked as a journalist, librarian, and freelance writer/researcher. She enjoys walking, cats, travel, movies, music, and espresso. 

You can find Debbi online here: 

http://www.debbimack.com

Twitter: @debbimack

YouTube: http://bit.ly/13AZEWT

Facebook (author page): https://www.facebook.com/debbimackwriter

Facebook (The Crime Cafe) https://www.facebook.com/The-Crime-Cafe-383760808486685/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/debbimacktoo/

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DebbiMack

Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History, has written more than 50 books specializing in British Christianity. These books include: The Monastery Murders, clerical mysteries; Lord Danvers Investigates, Victorian true-crime; The Elizabeth and Richard series, literary suspense; and Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England. She loves research and sharing you-are-there experiences with her readers.

www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Great to have you visit, Debbi! All the best to The Crime Cafe and all the great writers who participate.
-Donna, November 30, 2015

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