Murderous March (16 Mar 2019)

Mavens of Mayhem present Murderous March Saturday, March 16th, 10 AM – 4:30 PM Do the math: 2 guest speakers + 6.5 hours FREE crime writing content + 17 writers + $10 catered lunch+book sales/signing  = 1 criminally great day Registration opens at 10:00 AM Pre-Register Now (highly advised!) Program runs from 10:15 AM to 4:30 PM…

NYC, QoE, Hilma & Me

Part one of photos from the latest shenanigans in the city that never sleeps featuring fab gal pal the QoE, swanky lunch at the Campbell, and Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim. Part two will be the further shenanigans at the Leonor Fini exhibit! If you can get to NYC at all, you must see…

Dundee

I realise I have not updated the blog since I got here: there was the flurry of grading and then my birthday and all kinds of weird stuff called relaxing that was happening. So here are some random snapshots of the toon that you may have glimpsed if you follow me on social media: More to…

Tove in Tokyo

I have been invited by the Finnish Institute of Japan to give a keynote lecture…

#NaNoWriMo Special: How to Keep Writing with a Full-Time Job

You don’t have to be doing #NaNoWriMo to get this deal, but it may help. But you have to move fast! Today How to Keep Writing with a Full-Time Job is just 99¢ (or the equivalent in your currency). Then it creeps back to normal price. Click to buy here (or change to your regional…

WMHT Local Writers Interview

WMHT and the Greenwich Free Library are hosting events around the Great American Read. They’re also highlighting local authors — like me! Check it out on their Facebook page: Read the rest here. What’s your Great American Read? I wanted to say Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, but it’s not on their list. But…

FFB: A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark

I don’t know why I put this off so long: maybe it was knowing it was set in the publishing world. That sort of roman à clef doesn’t usually appeal to me much — possibly because there is nothing much that will surprise me about the publishing world anymore. But dashing off on the train to…