Emmeline Duncan

Episode 122
48m | Oct 16, 2023

Like her Ground Rules Mystery series, Emmeline Duncan is based in Portland, Oregon. Her series includes 2021's Fresh Brewed Murder, Double Shot Death, and Flat White Fatality, plus more to come. Emmeline also writes for teens as Kelly Garrett. Her debut YA novel, The Last To Die, was an Oregon Book Awards finalist. She was also a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellow. When not writing, she spends her time seeking out new coffee shops and hiking trails to explore, frequently accompanied by her Great Pyrenees sidekick. You can track her online at

Notes from episode

Self Editing for Fiction Writers bu Renni Brown and Dave King

Nora Ephron Ball Analogy: “Nora Ephron was speaking about how we’re all keeping a bunch of balls in the air at one time. We’re going to drop a few things but we should make sure that it’s a plastic ball (one that will bounce and recover) and save the glass ones (ones that would shatter or be irreparably harmed if dropped).”

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