Entries by Paula Benson

Marie Sutro: the next Thomas Harris?

An interview with Paula Gail Benson I had the wonderful good fortune this year to meet and work with author Marie Sutro on the Killer Workshop presented by the Capitol Crimes and Palmetto Chapters of Sisters in Crime. Marie is one of the most organized, resourceful, and congenial creative persons I know. When I learned […]

Short Story Month and a Diabolical Treat

by Paula Gail Benson In World News ERA, Ashleigh Durden wrote an article “Why is May Short Story Month?” that delves into the history and practices to celebrate short fiction. She traces declaring May short story month to Dan Wickett, the founder and editor of the Emerging Writers Network (EWN), who on April 7, 2007, […]

First Signing at Malice Domestic

by Paula Gail Benson For many of us, a return to an in-person Malice Domestic this year was truly a reason for celebration. Having the opportunity to greet and spend time with folks who have become like family was completely joyous (even though an outbreak of Covid marred the occasion at the end). Elizabeth Crowens, […]

A Founding Mother

 https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/betsy-ross by Paula Gail Benson On this President’s Day, as we remember George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and their contributions to the United States, I’ve been reading about Betsy Ross. I knew she had been asked by George Washington to sew the first U.S. flag, but I was not aware of her personal history. Elizabeth […]