This is Donna Andrews's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Donna Andrews's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Donna Andrews
Recent Activity
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 3 days ago 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
by Donna Andrews. ' ; Continue reading
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
by Donna Andrews. Juggling. It's a part of all our lives, isn't it? And I don't mean keeping half a dozen balls or clubs or flaming torches in the air, but the ordinary daily time and task management that helps... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. When the world turns your name into a verb--well, sometimes it's a good thing. Other times . . . consider the case of Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825). He was a physician. A philanthropist. A notable chess player. And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews Writers see the world differently. Especially mystery writers. Yesterday, as I was driving down the back roads of Reston and Vienna to pick up my friend Joni so we could carpool to a Malice Domestic planning meeting,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at My Weblog
by Femmes Fatales guest Alan Orloff. Thanks for inviting me to guest blog! (And hi to all the Femmes Fatales who I know—which is most of you!) Some people call me a pack rat. Of course, those are only the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. I could tell you about our latest eight inches of snow--nothing by Boston standards, but pretty impressive for around here. I could share pictures of snowdrifts and birds fluffed against the cold, waiting their turn at my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. Confession time: I am not a bird expert. I write a series with birds in the title, but Meg Langslow, my heroine, is not a birder. Her dad is--as my dad was. You pick up stuff along... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews It's been said before. In fact, it's a cliché. But like many clichés, it became one because it's true. When you're nominated for something, that's exactly how you feel. I look at my fellow nominees for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews I always like it when I find that my readers are invested enough in the world of my books to ask questions about the characters that go beyond the page. And I figure if one reader wonders,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. It's the time of year when everyone's making New Year's resolutions . . . or maybe already breaking them. I look forward to hearing what my fellow Femmes have in mind for this year. But first, let's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews. To announce the release of The Nightingale Before Christmas, my latest Meg Langslow Christmas mystery, I sent out a newsletter, and included a contest, inviting readers to name their favorite character in the series for a chance... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews A few more holiday photos from the Femmes Fatales. First, Ginger, my canine niece, had a great Christmas--she got to spend most of the day with Grandma. And from Kris Neri: Philly, the rein-cat. And Annabelle, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at My Weblog