It’s that time again! Writers of mystery, thrillers, crime – everything related – look forward to this weekend in August. Dates this year are August 25-27. I am on a panel about true crime, talking about An Unfinished Canvas and A Season of Darkness, books I co-authored that followed two high-profile crimes in Nashville. Conference information is available at www.killernashville.com if you’re interested in the full schedule.
I am excited about this weekend of mayhem, madness, and murder (writing about).
Saturday, 3:15-4:15, I will be on Panel #40 with Baron Birtcher, Daco Auffenorde, and Maggie Toussaint, discussing “Writing a Series Vs. Writing a Stand-Alone.” Any questions or topics you’d like us to consider?
oThe Southern Festival is always fun–a time for authors, editors, agents, booksellers, and readers to come together and focus on BOOKS. I was on a panel with Elise Blackwell and Linda Thorne, discussing mysteries: Who Can You Trust? Thanks to friends and family who showed up on a rainy day!
Mystery and crime writers will gather in Nashville this weekend for Killer Nashville. I am on a panel Friday afternoon: “Using Character Perceptions to Build Depth and Bring Settings to Life.” It will be fun!
The 2013 Nashville State Community College journal of creative arts has been published. Thanks to all who contributed either literary work or art/photography. We have some very talented people in our NSCC community!
It is a tradition: We celebrate Halloween at Doug’s house. We read our original Halloween stories and wear our costumes. The first photo of the evening is Winnie Hannah anticipating our arrival. There may be other photos.
Here you will see the Glamorous Witch Mary, Doug as a Fort Pillow Guard, and John as Cowboy Bob, who was a character in his story.
Apologies to the others whose photos were of poor quality and did not show how wonderful the costumes were. Next year we must commission a professional photographer!
Each year members of our writers group dress in scary (or otherwise) costumes for Halloween, and we bring our spooky (or otherwise) stories to share with the group. It’s one of two nights in the year that we don’t critique. The other night is when we celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns with poetry.
This year the costumes and stories were extraordinary! Unfortunately, our photographer was not extraordinary (me) so some of the photos were too dark to post. But you get the idea. Here is Mary Bess – You guessed it: “Writer’s Block”!