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  • Drawing Pictures With Words
  • Writing with a Long Distance Partner
  • From Novice to Novelist
  • Point of View - Why?
  • Crafting Twists and Dropping Clues
  • Memoirs...and more


Morgan is available for Book Club discussions AND Writers' Groups talks for workshops by phone or Skype

Talks & Workshops

About Me

My First published article

This video is old,  but I decided to post it on my website because it  gives you my background and allows you to see my speaking style.

And yes, that's me back in the days when I was a blonde.  Since this video was made, I have written and published 19 books and am working on number 20,HIT JOB IN HOLLYWOOD,the 6th SILVER SISTERS MYSTERY. Through co-authoring INCEST, MURDER AND A MIRACLE and NO MORE CRYING ANGELS,  I've become an advocate for stopping domestic abuse.

As a former interior designer, I spent many years designing interiors for model homes, celebrities, restaurants and offices.
My writing career was launched when Designer’s West Magazine approached my partner and me during the time we owned an interior design studio in California and asked us to write an article. Back then I wrote under my first name and 2nd husband's last name, Elaine Pransky.
I discovered I loved writing. The article was so well-received, I wrote many more published “how to” articles for designers. From there, my topics expanded to diverse subjects. I live in Las Vegas, with Dylan the Dog and Cucumber who rule the household. I am on the Board of Writers of Southern Nevada, and participate in multiple writers' groups . After the Sisters in Crime Southern Nevada chapter was closed down, I suffered from "newsletter writer's withdrawal." I started the "Writer's Tricks of the Trade" newsletter which grew into the quarterly "Writers' Tricks of the Trade" eZine with articles contributed by writers and people in the publishing business all over the United States and occasionally some from as far away as Europe. Although it ceased publication you can still access many of the issues by clicking the Ezine link.

I have also written over 600 published articles about the business and craft of writing. When I gave workshops and talks, attendees always asked if I had a book about writing, so I wrote Writers' Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing Fiction, as a helpful handbook for writers at all career stages. It is now in its 4th edition  

Morgan St. James - Author