Saturday, 11 March 2017


I’ve been doing a lot of listening this week–books and podcasts, mostly. And I’m searching for a dress to wear to the Edgar awards at the end of April. I’ll post links each Saturday until I find one. Let me know what you think…


Give it a listen:

Meet Me in Atlantis, by Mark Adams, came out in 2015, but I only heard an interview this week. The story of his personal search for the whereabouts of the mysterious city/state is full of interesting tales and facts.

My husband and daughter are fans of the Mysterious Radio podcast. Now I’m a fan. If conspiracy theories, and tales of aliens and hauntings–told by sincere believers–are your thing, you’ll want to give it a listen.

Who couldn’t listen to charming Neil Gamin all day long? I’m listing to his Norse Mythology book–lots of fun.

Other stuff:

The first chef to get 6 Michelin stars all at once was a Frenchwoman. Amazing.

I’m searching for fancy dresses to wear at the Edgars in April. This one is pretty, though it might be a little short.

Here’s a dress at J. Peterman. But black velvet at the end of April? I may be too traditional for that kind of crazy talk.

A love story about a shelter dog, a sweet woman and bacon.

Check out these desert blooms. Wet winters make for beautiful flowers.

A pregnant woman gives a trophy to the guy who offered her a seat on the subway. A sweet story, but it makes me sad that his act was so extraordinary.

On the blog:

Looking for a summer writing workshop? Come to Virginia and write with me at the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop. All levels welcome.

The St. Louis Art Museum is one of my (very) happy places.


March 10th Words

(Spring Break!)

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Exercise: Shoulder massage

5 thoughts on “Saturday, 11 March 2017”

  1. skyecaitlin says:

    I agree! If I don’t go to Arizona, I am thinking about the Virginia Conference.

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      Two great choices! Sadly, I won’t be teaching in Virginia this year. Though I can highly recommend several of the teachers there. If you decide to go, just drop me an email.

      1. skyecaitlin says:

        You aren’t teaching? Are you going?

        1. Laura Benedict says:

          Probably not, as of right now. It makes sense for one of us to stay home and mind the fort. Husband’s classes always fill quickly bc he’s a terrific, sought-after teacher.

          1. skyecaitlin says:

            I understand, Laura, and this gives me room for thought; I did want to take your classes.

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