The Southern Festival of Books will be in full swing all weekend: Oct. 14 – Oct. 16. I am excited to be part of it! Please come to our panel Sunday.
Sunday, 16 OCT 2016
12:00-1:30 PM NPL Conf. Room 1AB
Sisters in Crime Presents: The Criminal in Us All
Jennie Bentley, Lisa Wysocky, Jaden Terrell, Phyllis Gobbell, Holly McClure
One of the memorable moments was being on a panel with Janet Evanovich. I was also impressed to be on a panel with Baron, Maggie, and Daco!
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?
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o The 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!
Winnie Hannah Anxiously Awaiting
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”!
Another fantastic SFB! I attended a dinner Fri. night hosted by John Seigenthaler and John Seigenthaler, Jr. and was able to talk with some wonderful authors, including Walter Mosley. Sat. morning WNBA sponsored a panel of four, including Ann Patchett. Sat. night was the reception for all participants, and I was so glad to see Gail and Les Kerr among the familiar faces. Sun. afternoon Doug and I had our session. Our big room was not full, but it was not empty! As always, we had a great audience who asked some good questions. Thanks to Whit Stokes for being the moderator. Here is one of the photos.