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by Leigh Perry/Toni L.P. Kelner This post was originally written for Writerspace back in the Fall of 2013, and appeared around the time A Skeleton in the Family, the first Family Skeleton mystery, was released. I'm repeating it today because... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at My Weblog
And in case you were worried, we did indeed get our stove and it was installed. Turkey was accomplished! (And gravy!)
by Toni L.P. Kelner/Leigh Perry I love the Harry Potter books, and dip into them often when I need cheering up or distraction. (And I've needed a lot of cheering up and distraction this past week.) During dark times, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner I first posted this blog as a guest at various sites last year, but in that it's just past Halloween and I'm really trying to finish a book by the end of this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at My Weblog
I'm working on the next in the series, Kathleen. It's scheduled to come out from my new publisher, Diversion books, in fall of 2017.
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2016 on A Skeleton is Born! at My Weblog
by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner People have asked how I came up with the idea for a mystery series about an ambulatory skeleton, and I'm afraid my answer isn't overly helpful. But I can tell you how that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Charlaine Harris In spring and fall, authors circle the bookstores of America like—well, I don’t want to say like buzzards around a dead thing. That might imply that I think the conventional bookstore is moribund, and that’s far from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at My Weblog
Thanks Bill and Mark! I am so freakishly excited. Thinking I'll do my house in skeletons for Halloween to celebrate. Oh, who am I kidding? My house is always decorated in skeletons.
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2016 on Sid Lives! at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry I spent this past weekend at Bouchercon in New Orleans, and it was a wonderful time! The venue was good, the panels were interesting, and the parties were fabulous. And that was just the convention itself. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at My Weblog
YES! Let's do it!
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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner I'm been kind of slack on my blogging this summer, but I have a good reason. I've been traveling a lot with Sid, the titular character of the Family Skeleton series. So if... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at My Weblog
by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner In 2010, I gave a master class about using humor in mysteries at the New England Crime Bake and recently came across my notes for that class. Even though these days I write... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at My Weblog
Thanks Mark, Bill, and Art. Shalanna, sadly, Fredric Brown died in 1972. Hank, yes I am playing Pokemon Go! I heard about it online, and though I never played the Pokemon games, I'm familiar with the critters via my daughters, who did. I gave this one a try because you have to get up and moving to play, and I'm trying to get ready for a trip to Disneyland and I'm up for anything that will help get me up and moving. (Disneyland requires a LOT of getting up and moving.)
by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry I confess. I'd nearly forgotten it was my day to post something here at the Femmes. My nephew Sean is visiting, we're doing some preparation for a vacation trip at the end of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at My Weblog
My mother and I used to go yard-sailing every weekend, and brought home books and fabric and all kinds of stuff. Then Mama decided to get rid of some the surplus, and had her own sale. Then another. Then she joined in on a group sale at a church lot. Then another. Eventually she worked her way up to a regular flea market dealer, and also sold stuff at auction. So be careful. It's easy to get sucked in! That may be why I've never had a yard sale. We box all our discards and give 'em to a charity that comes to the house to pick it all up.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2016 on My first garage sale at My Weblog
When I first moved up to Massachusetts, we got by a year or two with no AC. Then we added one to the bedroom, so at least we could sleep in comfort. (My sister-in-law was staying with us for part of that time, and she slept on our bedroom floor to share to coolness.) Later we added one to the office, so I could work during the day. Later still, the living room/dining rom, so I could go downstairs during the day. We currently have four units--three window units and one built-in-to-the-wall, and the whole house is cool. I'm spoiled.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2016 on Hot Times at My Weblog
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By Dharma Kelleher I'm delighted to have Dharma Kelleher as a guest Femme today. Her debut novel, Iron Goddess, was released yesterday by Penguin Random House's Alibi imprint, so here's your chance to get in on something hot off the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at My Weblog
by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry Last weekend, I was in Florida to attend my niece Kristi's wedding, so naturally, nuptial celebrations have been on my mind a lot. Not just real life ones, either. There are some great... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at My Weblog
Kathy, that's an excellent point. Why would Hydra want a 4F, and when was there time after his treatment? It has also been pointed out that at one point, Rogers hefted Thor's hammer, which he could only do if he was worthy. A worthy Hydra agent? I don't think so. Mark, I think it's stupid, and even if they undo it... It's cheap storytelling. Elaine, it is heresy. And I'm pretty much putting my hands over my ears and saying, "La la la la I can't hear you!" to Marvel Comics.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2016 on When Does An Old Car Become a New Car? at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner Ever run into a classic car collector, or just somebody who has an old car they love? They keep those vehicles running by replacing broken parts as the year go by, and after... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at My Weblog
Thanks, Hank. Margery said to make it short, and I never argue with Margery. Kristopher, awesome! Maybe I can catch up to him then. Charlaine, it really was. Could not have asked for a better. And thank you! Thanks, Joni.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2016 on Touching an Edgar! at My Weblog
by Leigh Perry / Toni L. P. Kelner I confess that I'm still in a daze from my whirlwind trip last week. I took a train down to New York City on Tuesday for Edgar week activities. After the Edgar... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at My Weblog
by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry Like many stay-at-home parents, I spend a lot of my day in the car, mostly driving my daughter to and fro, hither and yon. Some days we're too fuzzy to do anything but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner The first convention I ever attended was Stellarcon at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in 1979. One of the guests that weekend was science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon. He wrote some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Guest Femme Elizabeth Massie Leigh/Toni: You may not realize that February is Women in Horror Month, so that makes it very appropriate to welcome horror writer Elizabeth Massie to the Femmes. I'm kinda-sorta celebrating the month myself since I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at My Weblog