[box type="note"]Hi all, Julie here! Today, my guest is R.J. Koreto. R.J.'s debut novel, Death on the Sapphire, releases tomorrow! He's here today to talk about how he made the transition from journalism to fiction. Take it away, R.J.![/box] I spent a quarter-century as a journalist writing about SEC regulations, mutual funds, tax rules and other glamorous topics before getting a contract for my first novel. The obvious assumption, among my friends and journalism colleagues, was that historical mysteries were a world apart from articles on active vs. passive investing. But now that I look backward, technical articles and novels aren’t so different after all. Some of my work as a financial journalist helped me write about Lady Frances, an aristocratic suffragist solving mysteries in Edwardian England.