There’s a blog for writers – especially writers of mysteries, crime novels and legal thrillers – called Criminal Brief. Each day of the week, a different writer from their roster of authors contributes. One of them is my friend Melodie Johnson Howe, who was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for best mystery. She went on vacation last week and asked me to pinch hit for her. Since she’s the Tuesday contributor, my guest blog is up on their site today. It’s about how my obsession with the Yankees changed my whole attitude toward the writing process. If you’re interested, check it out.