One of my favorite traditional authors is Elaine Viets who writes two different series, one set in St. Louis, the other in Florida. Her Helen Hawthorne Florida series is witty, character laden, and downright great. I hope to have a full interview with Ms. Viets soon. But until then, here is her blog from The Lipstick Chronicles, a nice blog filled with female mystery authors–check it out-it may introduce you to authors you’ve not yet thought of stocking in your stores.
Hey, and while you’re at the site–Elaine has another fab article, which I just spotted–about a local St. Louis cemetery! Coincidently, I just wrote a cemetery and heaven article!