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By Elaine Viets Angela Richman, the star of my new Death Investigator series, makes her debut in the new Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. "Gotta Go," a short story, opens in mythical Chouteau County, a "ten square mile pocket of white... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at My Weblog
By Elaine Viets I'm working this Labor Day weekend. OK, I'm not digging ditches, manning a counter at a convenience store or working as a security guard, the way my Grandpa spent his Labor Day. I'm working on my 15th... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at My Weblog
By Elaine Viets I scan recipes the same way pimply teenage boys drool over centerfolds. We know we don’t have a hope of ever enjoying these airbrushed delights. But I have my fantasies. I look at recipes that begin "take... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at My Weblog
By Elaine Viets Florida Man Asks Public For Help Looking For His 18-Foot Banana Police Catch Florida Man Trying to Chew Off Own Fingerprints Florida Man Steals "32 Gallons" of Underwear Meet Florida Man, the Internet sensation. His Twitter account... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at My Weblog
Beach read: Cool woman with Marcia Talley's hot new mystery, "Daughter of Ashes." A reader with a fine fur coat checks out Elaine Viets' latest Dead-End Job mystery, "Checked Out." Dunkin, who owns two Bob and Synae of Fort Lauderdale,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at My Weblog
By Elaine Viets Your novel is published, the reviews are in, the mad whirl of book promotion, signings, blog tours, and book tours are finally over. Now what? Well, if you’re lucky, your novel will take on a life of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at My Weblog
Elaine Viets The "Beach Body Ready" ads – the ultimate in fat shaming – created an international controversy. Protestors happily defaced them. Above is an example during the women’s World Cup. Fat shaming is big right now. But I’m seeing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at My Weblog
By Elaine Viets My tire blew out in the fast lane on I-95 near Davie Boulevard and 595, when I was heading for Miami in my ‘86 Jaguar, Black Beauty. Thank goodness it was a rear tire. I hung onto... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at My Weblog
By Elaine Viets Appliances have special sensors to detect when a check arrives. The sophisticated ones know exactly the amount of the check. That’s why our fridge died on payday, a few months ago. We bought a good used fridge.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at My Weblog
By Elaine Viets At night, millions of Americans watch the news to think about the major issues of the day: What really happened in the Amtrak crash? Why won't Goldie Hawn tie the knot with Kurt Russell after thirty years?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at My Weblog
By Elaine Viets Invitations to weddings, bar mitzvahs and graduations. Prescriptions and plane tickets. Bills and photos. These are just a few things that librarians find in books, some checked out by patrons and others donated to the Friends of... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at My Weblog
Almost Here! By Elaine Viets Four more days and Checked Out, my new Dead-End Job mystery, will be published. I can’t wait for next Tuesday. Yes, this is my 14th Dead-End Job mystery, but publication day is still a celebration.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at My Weblog
By Elaine Viets Three award-winning mystery writers – one Brit and two Femmes Fatales – are touring together, starting next Sunday, May 3. Frances Brody, Marcia Talley and I will sign in Baltimore and then the North Carolina Research Triangle,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at My Weblog
Barry, this is hilarious. I can picture everything -- including that poor dog. Thanks for this slice of paradise.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2015 on A Reflection on Windows at My Weblog
I had a situation similar to Marcia's: At a bookshop signing party, a reader was discussing my books with me when another author interrupted us and said, "Have you read my book?" and gave her spiel. We have since become friends. I realize now she had a serious case of "new author syndrome" but it was curable.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2015 on Maybe It's a Southern Thing (or Thang) at My Weblog
GACK! I meant NO, not know. Having a serious case of the Mondays, ya know?
It is hard to say know, Charlaine, especially since, besides being southern, you're a nice person. But time doesn't stretch like bubblegum. Keep saying no when you have to, and think of your readers who want that new book.
You are. I checked.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2015 on What Does a Librarian Look Like? at My Weblog
Sorry you had a problem. I checked with my Webmaster and he said, "Elaine, actually the entries were being added. What was happening is that on the confirmation page, a little script that sends you an email to let you know that somebody had signed up, was outdated and showed that error. I just removed it. Probably because of the change of server. But we don’t really need it. It is working fine now." Thank you for your patience -- and for entering the contest.
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2015 on What Does a Librarian Look Like? at My Weblog
A bold move, but one that paid off. Congratulations, Dana.
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2015 on Taking chances with HELLBENDER at My Weblog
Because you're a friend, I didn't use the photo of you in pink Spandex, Marcia. You can hang out in the 921s, but I hear it's full of heels.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on What Does a Librarian Look Like? at My Weblog
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on What Does a Librarian Look Like? at My Weblog
Yay, Shel. Keep shattering that stereotype. I'm too needle phobic for tatts, too, but I like them.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on What Does a Librarian Look Like? at My Weblog
And the men are just as helpful as the women. In fact, I thanked librarian Dave Montalbono for his help with this book. I'm glad you don't wear your hair in a bun. I much prefer beards on men.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on What Does a Librarian Look Like? at My Weblog
Smart is always attractive, Alan. OK, I'll bite. What is in 613.96?
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on What Does a Librarian Look Like? at My Weblog