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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 3 days ago at My Weblog
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Blush.
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
Mom was right, Charlaine. The good librarians -- and I've known lots of them -- enjoy books and people. Bet you got to read lots of new books with a librarian mom.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on What Does a Librarian Look Like? at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets Checked Out, my new Dead-End Job mystery, is set at the mythical Flora Park Library in South Florida. When I started my 14th Dead-End Job novel, I knew exactly what a librarian looked like. I named my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at My Weblog
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Good! Hope you'll like this one.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2015 on Almost Here at My Weblog
Agreed on the libraries, Sally. You can practically see those gators moving. The original is at the Worcester Museum in Massachusetts.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2015 on Almost Here at My Weblog
I also got to spend time with librarians. Smart people are always fun to talk to -- and the fact that they're book lovers only makes it better. The patrons at this branch regard it as their local hangout. All in all, a cozy place to be.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2015 on Almost Here at My Weblog