After years of work, it’s finally happened. I submitted my first manuscript in 2005. (It was mediocre) I wrote a couple more books. My work improved a lot. I signed the contract with my publisher 18 months ago. Of course, the work didn’t end there, it just shifted gears. Now, my 2nd book is under … More Hurray! Yippie! I’m Published!
I’m super excited that my publisher has agreed to release The Tugboat Murder. To celebrate, and just because I tend to nerd out a bit about these books, I’ve made a Pinterest board devoted to Tugboats and themes around the book. The images don’t attempt to tell the story, rather, I’m trying to capture the … More The Tugboat Murder
Editing one’s own stuff can be fun. It can also be tedious. But if you’ve been at it for months on end, it can also begin to feel like you’re falling into an endless vortex of words.
Mysteries of an old Map: Streets extending into Puget Sound, streets that never existed. … More Magnolia’s Fantasy Streets
I’m new to publishing. Even though I’m currently writing my 5th book, the Hatbox Murders will be the first one published. Over a hear ago, Barking Rain Press assigned me to a wonderful editor, and we spent 6 months going over the manuscript. We did 3 complete in-depth passes. After that, two more editors came on … More The Publishing Process
The Tugboat Murder: a 1950s mini-mystery by Jennifer Berg. Available March 28 from Barking Rain Press.
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When my editor and I finished working on my first book it disappeared into the design process I began to wonder how I could help mystery fans decide whether or not my work fit their interests. After all, there so many types of mysteries, and I don’t want anyone spending their time or money on … More The Tugboat Murder: a novelette
I’ve just reviewed 2 more artist’s concept sketches for my upcoming book. Originally, I thought THE HATBOX MURDERS would be an easy cover. After all, it’s got two main characters, a hatbox, and it’s set in the 1950s. But each sketch goes in a completely different direction from what I had been imagining. They’re unexpected … More Book Cover Art
Jennifer Berg is the author of The Elliott Bay Mystery Series set in 1950s Seattle: Hatbox Murders, Charlatan Murders, Blue Pearl Murders, and the novelette, Tugboat Murder. Book 1 coming soon from Barking Rain Press. … More Welcome to my blog!
Sometime this month, I should receive ARCs from my publisher. It will be the first time I see the Hatbox Murders in print — if you don’t count the half dozen times I printed the book loose-leaf at staples so I could edit the whole thing before showing it to anyone. This time, everything will … More Advanced Readers Copies