The Occult & Popular Social Movements

Today I’ll be in Glasgow to attend a day-long workshop on a topic of interest for several things I’m working on at present including the serial. You can see the full program here. It’s been coordinated by Popular Occulture in Britain, 1875-1947. I expect I will write about it afterward, as usual. If you need…

Writing to Music (SinC Blog Hop)

Music is my drug, my balm, my mood enhancer: assuaging a bad mood (though sometimes wallowing in it for a while) or extending a good one usually to the point of dancing and singing. Music is my haka. If you’ve ever experienced New Zealand’s All Blacks perform theirs as a pre-game ritual, you know the…

A Winner and Other News

There were too many good (and bad!) jokes to choose from so I used the random number generator to choose the winner of the White Rabbit joke contest. The winner is: Tess Makovesky Hope you enjoy: I’ll send you an email to get your details. I hope folks will consider picking up the book if…

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: Bloody Good

I was glad to have the chance to go to Bloody Scotland‘s second iteration, if only for a day, even though that included the dread “rail replacement service” (oh noes!). Fortunately it was a fairly painless process and I met another woman who had been to the conference last year, so we chatted and had…