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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
by Donna Andrews I will miss the incomparable Christopher Lee. Dracula. Saruman. Scaramanga. Count Dooku. Sherlock AND Mycroft Holmes (and Sir Henry Baskerville). Fu Manchu. Grigori Rasputin. The Count de Rochefort. Gormenghast's Flay. Tiresias. Terry Pratchett's Death. To study his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at My Weblog
by Charlaine Harris. I get to put my suitcase in the closet for four whole weeks! This is incredibly exciting to me. I’ve had fifty pages of my book to write for all those weeks. Just fifty pages between me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Last week I spend a couple of days at the Mystery Writers of America booth at Book Expo America. It's all a blur! BEA is a conference that's aimed at librarians and booksellers--two of my favorite kinds... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I've been spending this Memorial Day at Rehobeth Beach and Assateague Island, trying out a new camera. I've been wanting a digital single lens reflex camera for a while, but until recently, using one required focusing through... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. This is Mom's engagement photo. Taken circa 1947, when she was 25. My brother and I and one of the nephews had brunch with Mom yesterday. She's 92 now, and her hearing and memory aren't what they... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I'm out of words. I've spent the past week talking to people about books--their books, my books, fabulous books we've read or want to read. I'm out of words. So I thought I'd share a few of... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at My Weblog