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Dave Freas

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Calling on all old-time MWF members
« on: June 07, 2017, 10:34:18 AM »

What do you say to us re-introducing ourselves as a way for new members to get to know us and for us to re-connect with other long-time members?

I'll start it off:

I'm Dave.  I'm a retired pharmacist with 5 finished but unpublished mysteries behind me and 3 in progress.

My favorite writers are Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly, and Craig Johnson although I could list a dozen more whose work I enjoy reading.

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Re: Calling on all old-time MWF members
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 09:34:17 AM »

Good idea, Dave. Activity on this site has been slow lately.

I am a retired crime scene investigator from a NY Sheriff's Department in 1989; was Security Manager for a large mall and highrise apartment complex; Director of Protective Services at a small college. Have many mystery/adventure and teen novella WIPs with a couple finished, but not to my satisfaction and unpublished (probably forever). And if anyone is looking for my advice, they better hurry cause I'm quickly forgetting more than I knew. :-[

Good luck to all our new members. We are here to help.

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Re: Calling on all old-time MWF members
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 10:15:13 AM »

I'm recently retired from the Postal Service and have been reading and writing mysteries all my life. My publications have been mainly small press and on the internet, and I have a load of unpublished stuff!!

I've always liked hardboiled crime fiction (Ed McBain, Lawrence Block, Dennis Lehane) but I've been recently finding myself mellowing out. A few more cozies, and believe it or not, my wife has hooked me on a few romances.



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Re: Calling on all old-time MWF members
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 02:36:15 PM »

I'm Jane and I can't believe that I was an energetic full-time teacher in an Israeli high school (did it for 45 years) when I was active on MWF! Since then, I've retired and published the mystery novel I asked for advice about way back then! Have written two for the drawer and am now excited about my current work.
Now I feel nostalgic about the site! Strange that self-publishing was termed "vanity publishing" in those days!
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