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by Donna Andrews. If you're headed for this coming weekend's Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, Maryland, here's your handy guide to finding the Femmes Fatales in attendance. Hank Phillippi Ryan is toastmaster, so she will be particularly easy to find,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. One of the lovely things about being a writer is that everything that happens to you can be fodder for a book. You'd think this would cause the universe, or at least some of the sentient beings... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Wikipedia's Recent Deaths page holds a curious fascination for me. I check it a couple of times a week, not because I'm obsessed with death and dying—well, no more than any mystery author is—but because behind each... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. So I should tell you all about the Virginia Festival of the Book, and what a great time I had, and post some pictures of the fabulous authors who attended . . . but I have spring... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I spent some time this morning looking up information about Dante's Inferno, because I wanted to know to which circle of hell Mr. Alighieri would have consigned one of this morning's callers. It was the sort of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Actually, I'm back from Phoenix now. Had a great time. Wish I could do it all over again. Alas, not possible . . . but at least I've got pictures. Lots of pictures. Here are a few... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Last Saturday--February 6, 2016--the Chessie Chapter of Sisters in Crime held its first writing marathon. I'm saying first because while attendance was modest, most--if not all--of us who participated found it a very useful experience, and we're... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I'm a little late posting today, because for most of the day I thought it was Sunday. We're all having an extended Sunday in this part of the world. No mail delivery. No trash pickup. No school... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at My Weblog
Congratulations to Femme Fatale Catriona McPherson, whose latest standalone, The Child Garden (Midnight Ink), has been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark award! Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at My Weblog
by Donna. The other day a friend told me that People magazine had started sending her its Spanish language edition. Unsolicited. And she's not a Spanish speaker. So she called to cancel it, and they wouldn't or couldn't. Even though... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Advertising has changed. Advertisers used to try to lure you. Charm you. Entice you into staying in your chair instead of using the commercial break to hit the bathroom and the fridge. Distract you from turning the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews It's time to arrange my 2016 calendar! By which I don't mean that I'll be dashing down to the local indie bookstores to pore over their selection. (Sorry, local indie bookstores!) Since I've become an avid amateur... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews I'd never been to Crime Bake before, mostly because the organizers are fierce about keeping as much of the focus as possible on authors from the New England region, and as a Virginian, I just don't fit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Those of you who read Entertainment Weekly probably already heard this news--but there's a chance that we'll be seeing a TV series based on another of Femme Charlaine's fabulous series. NBC is developing a drama for the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews When something nice happens, you say thanks to all the people who helped make it happen. By name, if possible. I would love to thank each and every person who contributed to my taking home the very... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews Bouchercon is around the corner, and I should be posting cheerful things about the panel I'm on and the panel I'm moderating. And touting my friends' panels, and mentioning how excited I am about seeing old friends.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I was saddened this weekend by the news that Dr. Oliver Sacks died. It wasn't a surprise, since he'd announced his terminal cancer diagnosis very publicly some months ago. And I suppose there's nothing inherently tragic about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. One of the reasons I love going over to Oxford, Maryland to Mystery Loves Company--as if the store itself wasn't enough of a magnet!--is the chance to wander around taking pictures and giving way to a serious... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Every year the town of Oxford, Maryland, holds a unique fundraising campaign. Oxford is home to a unique variant of the common picket fence, in which the top if each picket isn't a point but a graceful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Lord of the Wings is here! At least it's at my house, and Kathy Harig of Mystery Loves Company says her supply has arrived at the store. Technically it comes out tomorrow. I love the cover even... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. One of the great things about hanging out with writers is that you make friends with people who write cool books, and you find out when they have new books coming out. (That's Lord of the Wings,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at My Weblog
by guest blogger Nancy Cole Silverman. For some people things just seem to happen. By that I mean, unusual things, funny and some not so funny experiences, but all of them memorable and a bit out of the ordinary. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at My Weblog
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Posted Jun 29, 2015 at My Weblog