Great site for writers, especially those who do crime/mystery. It's by Frank Ahearn, who has apparently helped some to disappear (though not due to criminal activities). I can see plots developing ;-) Here's his site
I started writing stories way back when I first learned to hold a pencil. Of course, Real Life took command and I had to put the writing on the back of the stove but I never really stopped. Then a few years ago, I started writing in earnest. I managed to get a few of my short stories published and an addiction was born.
Here are a few of my contest wins/finals:
HEARTSTONE: Golden Heart Finalist, TARA First Impressions Finalist
DEVIL'S CHOICE: Golden Gateway, OVRWA Enchanted Quill, Golden Pen, Ignite The Flame, Molly, MRW Stepping Stone, NOLA Stars Suzannah, Duel On The Delta, Great Expectations, Merritt
RIDER: Molly, OTFS, Great Expecations, Winter Rose