Q: What is the greatest joy of writing for you?

A: When writing true crime history, I especially love the early part of the process, the joy of discovering an interesting crime and delving into it to see if it would make a good story for me. I can get lost for days in a newspaper archive following a thread. And then there’s the joy of having a finished story in hand. Like Dorothy Parker famously said, the best part of writing is having written. All of the stuff in between is work and diligence and the reason I want to get paid for it.

See the rest of the “interview” at Smashwords.com, publishers of my series of Two-Dollar Terrors….

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After 25 years as journalist specializing in arts/entertainment and community reporting, I now divide my time between True Crime Historian and keeper of the community news and information blog Hey! Hamilton! I am also the blogmaster for the Butler County Historical Society and the Hamilton Parks Conservancy.

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