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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. As part of my ongoing effort to be more efficient, I'm going to reuse some research Ed Aymar made me do in preparation for our panel at this past weekend's Gaithersburg Book Festival.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. How do I break the news to an author that his books put me to sleep? And that it's a good thing? I suffer intermittently from insomnia. Not as often now that I... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. It's a good thing I love the damned flowers so much. I really need to get out with my camera this week, to take as many beautiful pictures as possible of the wretched... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. This morning, my corner of the online world is all a-twitter with what has come to be known as Cockygate. Actually it's the romance writers who are most outraged, but the genres aren't... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I'm packing today. Heading up tomorrow for a few days in New York to attend the Edgars Symposium and the Edgar Awards banquet. Then Friday, back to the DC area, to Bethesda for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Short story lovers take notice! Fur, Feathers, and Felonies, the eighth volume in the award-winning Chesapeake Crimes series, is now available from Wildside Press. All of the authors in the book are members... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I'm writing this from the Oakton Library, where Robin Templeton and I are having this week's writing marathon. We both enjoyed the writing marathon sponsored by the Chessie Chapter (our local chapter of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I've missed a few blogs lately. As a general rule, I'm supposed to blog here every Monday. Most Mondays I can come up with something to say. Maybe something profound. Maybe something useful.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Over the last couple of days I've watched an all-too familiar scenario play out multiple times on Facebook. A friend posts about something she (or he) is doing, or thinking of doing, or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales Why yes, I was one of the hundreds of thousands of people affected by Winter Storm Riley. (Did you know it had a name? I didn't until it was all over). I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I've definitely reached the “it's all crap” phase of my latest book draft. This phase means that I reread what I've written so far and am suddenly struck by the awful realization that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. From where I was sitting, last week was a pretty crappy week in the universe, in spite of the Olympics, which I'm not watching for reasons that aren't entirely the Olympics' fault. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I work best at my desk. My laptop computer has all the programs I need—basically Open Office for word processing, Excel for the spreadsheet on which I track my progress, and Firefox for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. As I write this, I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new water heater. Accompanied, of course, by the plumber who's going to install it. The old water heater chose to give up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. My dad was an avid birdwatcher. He didn't keep a life list--no idea why. But he did tend to carry a telescope so he could get a better look at birds he spotted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. In an interview last year right after the release of Wilde Lake, Laura Lippman is quoted as saying “I have a fascination with the day to day, the quotidian. I’m interested in how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Aimee Hix, guest blogger Over at the Wicked Cozy blog today I’m taking about gratitude and I hope you’ll go check it out because it ties in directly with this blog post - Finding Your Tribe. I had a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at My Weblog
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The Femmes Fatales are on hiatus until after the new year. But we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season. "Happy holidays to all my faithful readers, for whom I am most grateful! My publisher's Christmas present? A contract... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at My Weblog
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The Femmes Fatales are on hiatus until after the new year. But we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season. "Wishing everyone a peaceful, happy, and joyous holiday season." Dean/Miranda "May this holiday season bring you good food, good... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at My Weblog
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The Femmes Fatales are on hiatus until after the new year. But we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season. "May this holiday season bring you good food, good friends, fond memories, a wee dram to keep you warm,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at My Weblog
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The Femmes Fatales are on hiatus until after the new year. But we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season. "May the new year bring joy and hope and may all good dreams come true for you and your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at My Weblog
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The Femmes Fatales are on hiatus until after the new year. But we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season. "My double Christmas wish for us all is for plenty of friends and plenty of books! You need the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at My Weblog
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The Femmes Fatales are on hiatus until after the new year. But we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season. "Even though we chopped the tree down and brought it in on the 3rd of December and it's right... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at My Weblog
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The Femmes Fatales are on hiatus until after the new year. But we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season. "Thank you, faithful readers, for your help and support this year. I wish you all hood times, good food,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at My Weblog
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The Femmes Fatales are on hiatus until after the new year. But we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season. "May this holiday season bring you all the books you've been dying to read . . . and the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at My Weblog