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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Bah, humbug. I woke up this morning with a cold. More accurately, with the realization that a week and a half of “is it allergy or am I coming down with a cold?”... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. My productivity took a hit this week, thanks to Hurricane Irma. No, I wasn't in the storm's path—I'm in Virginia, not Florida. But thanks to my involvement in the mystery community, I knew... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at My Weblog
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It's hard to think about anything today except monster hurricane IRMA. Femme Elaine Viets has evacuated Florida with her husband and two cats. Femme Joanna Campbell Slan must be in its path -- are you okay, Joanna? We have a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Every so often someone asks me if I have any advice for other writers. Trouble is, most of the really wise writing advice I come up with sounds strangely simple and stupid when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Here at the Femmes Fatales we're no different from the rest of the country--we're having a hard time keeping our minds off what's happening in Houston, and an equally hard time finding anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I'm not sure when “summit” became a verb as well as a noun. “He became the oldest person to summit Everest.” Has it been that way for a very long time, or did... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Lately I've been so busy that I haven't been getting in much reading. But, since some of my busyness involves rather a lot of driving, I decided to give audiobooks another chance. Yes,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. As I mentioned yesterday, I've been creeping along in my decluttering. The plan was to use a company that comes in, takes photos of your stuff, writes the descriptions, posts them on their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. So, how goes the deluttering, you may ask. (Then again, you may not. You may be as sick of hearing about decluttering as I am of doing it. I can understand that.) Slowly.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I have come to a sad realization: Meg Langslow, heroine of my series, is not funny. Neither is her husband Michael. The books, I hasten to point out, are funny. At least they're... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. This weekend I went to my third ever writing marathon--co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Mystery Writers of America and the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and made possible by Josh Pachter,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Yes, I clean for my cleaners. Laugh if you insist. For years now, an every-other-week cleaning service has been part of my routine. (I'd say biweekly, but at least half of you would... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I was going to title this “the three most annoying things on the Internet,” but I was afraid the universe would take that as a challenge. So . . . here are three... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Yes, there are joys mixed in with the pain. For one thing, you find things you have been wanting to find. I used to have a small earring stand that sat on my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I need a new metaphor. For years, whenever I wanted to express extreme disinclination for doing something, I'd say "I'd rather have a root canal." I hadn't ever had a root canal, mind... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I took a break from the basement and the decluttering project in general this weekend to escort one of my nephews at an out-of-town baseball tournament. And between moments of frenzied activity--like that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Yes, the decluttering continues. And one day this week I tackled a chunk of the job I'd been dreading: the LPs and 45s. I know in many circles vinyl is coming back. But... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Marcia Talley After a three-day/two night crossing of the Gulf Stream from the Bahamas, my husband and I made landfall at Georgetown, SC – oh, the shrimp right off the shrimp boat, among other delights!! Then we meandered up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Yesterday was a mad social whirl, at least for a few hours. Sherry Harris and Mollie Cox Bryan were scheduled to appear at the neighborhood Barnes & Noble to sign their latest books—Sherry's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I am officially fed up with my basement. I keep reminding myself that the garage used to be just as bad as the basement. And while it took a lot of work, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. The following was written by my father on Memorial Day, sometime between 1993 and 1998. I've condensed it slightly for clarity. I have been watching two hours of the history of World War... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I've been reading this really interesting book called Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals, by Owain Service and Rory Gallagher. The authors are members of Great Britain's Nudge Unit—okay,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Sasscer Hill, guest blogger at the Femmes Fatales. Okay, so I’m thrilled to have FLAMINGO ROAD coming out on April 18, especially as it’s my first novel with a “Big Five” New York publisher. But the thing about being... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I love my iPhone. I've never managed to make the iPad more than an expensive toy, but I still enjoy it. But every time I contemplate switching to a Mac computer, something happens... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I'm still recovering from my trip to Hawaii. It's the six-hour time difference that does you in. I'm still not back on east coast time, though I'm not still on Hawaii time either.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at My Weblog