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!
I’ve been invited to speak at the annual luncheon for Friends of Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro this Saturday, January 26th. The Friends organization has 200 members and the luncheon is part of their January membership drive.
11:00 Sat. Jan. 26
at The Woman’s Club, 221 E. College Street, Murfreesboro 37130
I am excited to meet these Friends!
Our Christmas party is always fun. We read, critique, talk, eat, drink, and sing Christmas songs.
Merry Christmas to a great group of talented writers and friends!
Author extraordinaire River Jordan has invited me to be her guest on her radio show ClearStory Radio. The show is aired on Wed. 1-2, 107.1 fm and 103.7 fm and you can go to the website www.riverjordan.life/on-air.html to join the stream. She tells me we will be talking about writing and Thanksgiving. Whatever River wants to talk about will be sure to be entertaining and fun.
I was on the Misadventures in Mystery Writing Panel. I wanted to run out and get all the books I heard about from Lisa, Kelly, and Karen. The four of us on the panel had no problem finding things to talk about. It was fun to be on the panel with these accomplished writers. Yes, the full house was great, especially with 9 other sessions going on at that time. A very good day!!
October means the Southern Festival of Books, the biggest, most important literary event in Nashville! Over 20,00 book lovers are expected to attend, October 12-14, downtown. Authors from all over the U.S. will be presenting.
I’ll be on one of the panels with other Sisters in Crime writers. Our topic is “Misadventures in Mystery,” the lengths to which a crime writer will go for realism and research. I’m sure Lisa Wysocky, Kelly Oliver, and Karen Robards have had a few misadventures, as have I! It’s always fun to get together with the Sisters (and Misters).
Our panel is Saturday, October 13, 2 pm at the Nashville Main Library’s Banner Room.
For more about the SFB, information on authors, and the schedule, visit www.humanitiestennessee.org/
It’s free, it’s fun, and you may get to see the next great American writer!