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Hampton author's how-to for writing mysteries

Hampton author's how-to for writing mysteries

Have you ever wondered what makes a "cozy mystery" so cozy? So has Maria Hudgins, Hampton author of the Dotsy Lamb series and other travel mysteries. The term cozy "sounds like you're talking about a cat or something," Hudgins said, speaking at the Coastal Crime Fest 2015 held in Virginia Beach in March. "My books are more serious." Serious can't be used to describe Hudgins' presentation of "The Craft of Mystery Writing." With engaging and down-to-earth humor, she drew from her personal experiences, good and bad, since turning to writing after a 30-year career teaching science, and shared tips and her how-to formula for crafting a...

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