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KAREN SHUGHART

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The First Sentence

I’ve spent my professional career writing, sometimes as a newspaper columnist and feature writer; other times where I contributed to or edited professional journals, brochures, quality of life books and newsletters. I also wrote two books of non-fiction. I knew that...

Promoting a Book

Promoting books today is very different than it was twenty years ago, when my first book, a bed and breakfast guide, and cookbook, was published. It was available in paperback. Period.  There were no eBooks; audiobooks were available, but only as tapes or CDs. We used...

Working with Law Enforcement Agencies

In our area of upstate New York, county sheriffs’ offices, local police departments, and our state police work tirelessly to protect our citizens. They also do a whole lot more. Last fall, our sheriff’s department opened to the public, for the first time, a...

Murder in the Museum

My first novel, Murder in the Museum, was recently published by Cozy Cat Press, and I must admit it was a real labor of love. It’s the first (at least I hope it is!) in a series of Edmund DeCleryk Mysteries that takes place in Lighthouse Cove, NY, a fictional village...