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Wendy Webb
Wendy Webb’s debut novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane, was the 2011 winner of the Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction and her latest novel, The Fate of Mercy Alban, is an IndieNext selection from independent booksellers around the country. She splits her time between Minneapolis, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and Duluth, Minnesota, where she is editor-in-chief of Duluth Superior Magazine, a lifestyle monthly.

Entries by Wendy Webb

10 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Indie Bookstores This Holiday Season

(6) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 12:46 PM

Last weekend, I spent a lovely Saturday afternoon the way many authors did nationwide, working at one of my local independent bookstores, Valley Bookseller in Stillwater, Minnesota. It was part of Small Business Saturday and the Indies First campaign by the American Booksellers Association, designed to get people offline...

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Dracula, Dark Magic and the Truly Terrifying: Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 3:33 PM

One of the things I love best about going on a book tour when I have a new book that has hit the shelves is meeting readers, bookstore owners and booksellers. The conversation always turns to other great books out there that people are excited about, and I find myself...

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Carolina Ghosts and Charleston Hauntings

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 12:57 PM

My newest novel, The Vanishing, just hit the shelves, and my publisher decided to send me down south for the first leg of my book tour. I was thrilled! I hadn't visited any of the bookstores on my southern schedule before, and I was eager to meet new...

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Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2014

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 6:52 PM

I love suspense and mystery novels, and I'm really excited about several that are set to be released in 2014 (along with my own, The Vanishing). Here's a list of some of the ones that I'm most looking forward to.

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A Dark and Stormy Night: 10 Tips for Writing a Paranormal Mystery

(9) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 9:52 AM

I was recently asked to teach a class at a mystery writers' conference at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. The topic? The art of writing a paranormal mystery. Since I write these types of tales for a living, I readily accepted, thinking: "Hey, how hard can it...

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What Inspires Authors to Write Their Novels?

(3) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 4:25 PM

Ask any group of authors what inspired them to write their novels, and you'll get a collection of answers as different as the books themselves.

Erin Hart is the author of four archaeological crime novels set in the mysterious bogs of Ireland. What inspired her newest novel,...

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The Best Ghost Stories I've Heard on my Book Tour

(29) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 2:59 PM

I'm on a book tour right now for my current novel, The Fate of Mercy Alban, a story of family secrets and scandals that bubble to the surface in a big, old haunted house on Lake Superior. Because I write the type of books that I do, one...

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10 Best Spooky Reads for a Mid-Winter's Night

(15) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 7:12 AM

When the snow is falling outside on a dark, mid-winter's night, there's nothing I like better than lighting a fire in the fireplace, pouring a glass of wine and curling up with a book that sends chills up my spine. Here are some of my favorites.

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