Have you ever thought: “I should write a book”? (I know some of you have, especially my Bunny sisters, because you told me so when I published Rabbit Trail.) But you didn’t have a clue how to go about it, right? I’ve just solved your problem.

Actually, Elizabeth Sims has. “You’ve Got a Book in You”, available in both paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon, has everything you need to know about the process. Written in a conversational style, it’s packed with wisdom, technique tips, and a good dose of humor. A Writer’s Digest subscriber, I’d known Ms. Sims as a contributing editor, famous for her Rita Farmer mysteries and Lillian Byrd crime novels. I expected something special from her presentation, “How to Write a Dynamite Mystery or Thriller That Sells”, at the recent Florida Writers Association conference in Orlando.

Elizabeth Sims on Mystery Writing

But I–and all the attendees–got so much more, including a bracelet for encouragement with the words, “You’ve Got a Book in You” on it, personally slipped on my wrist by her.

Elizabeth Sims Presenting Bracelet

I’m anxious to get back to her book (and writing), so I’ll close with this:

As Sims says in her dedication, “You’ve Got a Book in You” is for anyone who’s ever looked at a shelf full of books and wondered if they could do it. You’re about to find out you can. Get the book, start writing.

And let me know how it goes.

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