Packing for a Getaway

I started the day teaching from the Sermo Lupi and making comparisons to current apocalyptic predictions. In 1014, Wulfstan made similar prognostications about the lack of a future, due of course to our sinfulness, leofan men. I tried to point out to them that medieval folk would have had many of the same reactions as…

Running with the Red Queen

NY-bound today if all goes according to plan. Philly then NY. As always, leaving Scotland leaves me feeling bereft. I am determined to keep busy and try not to pine. Much to be done as always. I’m never short of projects. Plenty to read on the flights, plots to plan, world domination to set about….

Bouncing Back from Bouchercon

Yes, it always takes a while to recover from a conference: luckily I had a visit to Brigadoon to ease me into it. The net effect of a big conference like Bouchercon is to remind me that I am a very tiny minnow swimming in an enormous ocean. On the bad days, that’s discouraging. On…

Bouchercon Begins

BOUCHERCON Programming Schedule/Authors Choice Schedule Close to the Borderline: Pulp fiction, baby! Les Edgerton, Frank DeBlase, Jack Getze, K. A. Laity, Howard Owen, Josh Stallings Thu 1:20-2:15 – Room 3 Sisters in Crime Breakfast Fri 7:30 AM – 74 State Weird Noir Carnival: Fox Spirit Books K. A. Laity, Jan Kozlowski & Chris L. Irvin…

Bloody Scotland / Bouchercon

I’m going to be on the road a lot the next few weeks. Saturday I head off to Bloody Scotland — alas, only for the day — and then Tuesday I’m Stateside bound, back to NY for a few weeks to see my pals and enjoy Bouchercon. I’ll apologize in advance because I know I…

Finland: Keminmaa

Sorry for the piecemeal accounting of my trip to Finland, but needs must: deadlines, deadlines as always. Good things coming soon including the third Chastity Flame book and the Shapeshifters anthology from Fox Spirit. But there’s much to do before Bloody Scotland and Bouchercon next month (including arranging travel back to the States for a…