A Unique Relationship With His Editor
We started off a fun (and very insightful) conversation with Carl Brookin’s by briefly learning he has a very unique relationship with his editor. Actually, Rob has a similar relationship with his editor 😉 Hate to disappoint you, but you will have to listen to find out what we mean…and we are moving on now quickly before this conversation goes in a…ah well…direction we don’t want to take it. LOL
Carl wanted to write – always. He loved writing in school, college, and then made sure his work was writing in some fashion over the years. Upon retiring from Metro State University he wondered…”now what…?” The short of it is that he took a course on how to write a mystery, and proceeded to write his mysteries. We believe this is great advice.
This conversation was filled with another great piece of wisdom – join a group of fellow writers or create one of your own. Carl and approximately 8-9 other writers created a critique group that was loving with each other, but very honest. He shared, “we left our egos in a brown paper bag at the door.”
Before he became a mystery writer and reviewer, Brookins was a counselor and faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Brookins and his wife are avid recreational sailors.
He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Private Eye Writers of America. He can frequently be found touring bookstores and libraries with his companions-in-crime, The Minnesota Crime Wave.
He writes the sailing adventure series featuring Michael Tanner and Mary Whitney. The third novel is Old Silver. His new private investigator series features Sean NMI Sean, a short P.I. The first is titled The Case of the Greedy Lawyers. Brookins received a liberal arts degree from the University of Minnesota and studied for a MA in Communications at Michigan State University.
Learn more at www.CarlBrookins.com.
Ready to set sail and look for a lost painting,
Drs. Rob + Janelle Alex, Ph.D.