Saturday Serendipity, 8 April 2017

April 8, 2017 by - 2 Comments
Every Saturday, Rain or Shine

  Grasshoppers, falcons, and wine–Oh, my, and a Thriller nomination, too! I’ve always wanted to be brave enough to correct bad grammar on signage. This guy does it. The world needs more people like this wonderful pet detective. Color creation: who knew there were degrees of the color black, and that color creation was so …Read More

Saturday, 11 March 2017

March 11, 2017 by - 5 Comments
Every Saturday, Rain or Shine

  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 …Read More

Come and Write with Me This Summer

April 15, 2015 by -

  I came at writing the hard way. But I’m not special. Every writer comes to their work that way. Writing–fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting–is difficult, and there is no single road to…I’m reluctant to finish with the word success because success always means different things to different people. Many writers start out quite young, pouring …Read More

Writer Talk: My First and Last Word on Genre vs. Lit

June 17, 2008 by -

I was in Roanoke, Virginia last week for the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, a six day extravaganza of the writerly sort. Workshops, readings, tasty food, scintillating conversation and, yes, okay, a few late-night beer chats. Good fun all around! The title of my Thursday Craft Seminar was “Writing Genre–Will They Respect Me in the Morning?” …Read More

Road Trip

May 21, 2008 by - 2 Comments

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer. Here’s where you can catch up with me: June 7-13 Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA June 10 Hollins Branch Public Library, Roanoke, VA Reading, 7 pm (the book club meeting begins at 6:30, public reading at 7) June 16 Private Book Club Appearance, Cincinnati, …Read More