Killer Nashville is always a great conference. I’ll be on two panels (writing cozies and creating conflict) and hope to catch a couple of other panels on writing. I’ll get to pitch my novel-in-progress. Saturday night is the Awards banquet. The keynote speaker for this conference is Joyce Carol Oates! So excited!
This exciting announcement came from Killer Nashville. Treachery in Tuscany is a finalist for the Silver Falchion Award, given to a book published in 2018. The winner will be announced at the Killer Nashville conference in August.
Thank you, Susan Van Kirk, for interviewing me for First Draft, the newsletter that goes to the Sisters in Crime Guppies. Guppies used to stand for the Great Unpublished, but many people in the group are published. Most are mystery writers.
Check out the interview.
Used with permission: First Draft, the publication of the Guppy Chapter, Sisters in Crime.
What a great organization and wonderful group of women – these members of Beta Sigma Phi. I was so honored to be their guest speaker. They donate to many worthy causes and are simply amazing women!
I wrote a tribute to my dad that was published in The Tennessean on Father’s Day. I could not call or visit him, but I believe he somehow knew I was honoring him.
Saying goodbye to my intern. Jordan has been a great help and fun to know. She’s graduating from Lipscomb on Saturday. Congratulations, Jordan!
Writer-friend Brenda Vantrease spoke at our WNBA meeting (that’s Women’s National Book Association) about writing, history, and her books. Can’t wait to read the latest in her historical fiction series, A Far Horizon.
What a warm and welcoming group – Friends of the Linebaugh Library! Thanks so much for inviting me to join you Saturday. I was blown away by Eva Graalman’s table decorations that she based on my books – how creative! I must mention that these readers are great supporters of their library. You do good work!