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by Kris As soon as I post these remarks this morning, I’ll plunge in on the work necessary to put on the Sedona Book Festival tomorrow. Since it hasn’t happened yet, I can’t post pictures from this year’s event, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at My Weblog
I'm always amazed at the staggering sums some online sellers ask for. I guess they figure they can always sell it for less, but if someone is willing to pay that much, they might as well take it. As to that specific amount -- I'm stumped there. Elaine, I'm another person who enjoyed reading this series.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2014 on Win a $145.26 Paperback at My Weblog
The randomly chosen winners of the contest are: DVD - Karen in Ohio; a copy of Never Say Die: Louise Signorelli. Wish I had more prizes, but I will hold this contest again soon. If the winners will contact me at krisneri at msn dot com (putting those elements together as usual) with mailing addresses, I'll get them out to you soon.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2014 on Write what you know, or... at My Weblog
I know what you mean, Kathleen. I'm a sun person, too. I need that light. Good luck with the gadget. I hope it works for you.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on End of summer at My Weblog
Congrats on your anniversary and your new book. Have a wonderful time!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on If it's Thursday, it must be Passau at My Weblog
by Kris Neri Read below to have a chance at two different contest prizes that will go to two lucky commenters, a copy of my newly-reprinted thriller Never Say Die, and a copy of my 8-lesson writing DVD, Writing Killer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at My Weblog
Great blog, Elaine! Simply shocking - a tan suit. How could anyone have delivered the criticisms we heard with straight faces?
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2014 on Equality Suits Me at My Weblog
Kathryn, that's exactly how I feel! I'm glad someone else understands.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2014 on End of summer at My Weblog
Elaine, I hope you get through this season without a hurricane, too. Mother Nature has been way too mean for too many years.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2014 on End of summer at My Weblog
by Kris Labor Day is almost here. While fall won't officially begin for weeks, many people regard Labor Day as the end of summer. When summer starts, I obsess about the things I never like about it. Like the triple-digit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at My Weblog
For me, there's always at least one point in every book, when I wonder why I ever started it, or why I thought it was a workable idea, too. But somehow it does always come together. Writing is really a pretty magical process.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on Diary of a "seat of the pants" writer at My Weblog
I've read some, and found some of them better than others, but I've never thought any of them fully captured what the original author -- the real author -- brought to them. I think series should die with their creators.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2014 on When Dead People Write at My Weblog
Great reviews, as always, Mary. I have Martha Grimes' VERTIGO 42 on my TBR pile. BIRD BY BIRD is one of my all-time favorites!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on AUGUST BOOK REVIEWS at My Weblog
Welcome, Penny! The book sounds great. Can't wait to read it. I haven't eaten from a catering truck for ages, but long ago I did work where it was convenient to order from them. Decent food and decent prices, I'd found. I'd heard they'd gotten a lot more gourmet, and what you describe sounds light-years better than the hamburgers or tacos I had.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2014 on Death of a Crabby Cook at My Weblog
Today the Femmes are happy to welcome Penny Warner. Penny has published over 60 books for both adults and children. Her first mystery series, beginning with DEAD BODY LANGUAGE, features Connor Westphal, a deaf reporter living in the California Gold... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at My Weblog
Your cat obviously has a more sophisticated palate than mine. They are people!
Kathryn, what an adorable story! Such a sweet little mama. Pets do give us so much.
Catriona, what a sweet story! Four weeks. What great rescuers you two are. Your cats are lucky.
Kathy, what a wonderful story! I'd love to see your cat try to steal a whole pizza. You gotta admire someone that ambitious. But memories are strong when they don't know where their next meal is coming from.
by Kris Do you feed your pets the same food that you eat, “from the table,” as the saying goes? We give our pets so much of our food, it’s a wonder we don’t eat off the floor as they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at My Weblog
Congrats on the paperback release, Hank! I still read mass markets, and I wish some publishers weren't giving up on this format. They're so easy to slip into a purse and you can fit more on shelves.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on Happy Paperback Day to THE WRONG GIRL at My Weblog
Welcome, Kathryn. I experienced something similar when fantasy characters began talking to me, in what became HIGH CRIMES ON THE MAGICAL PLANE. Venturing outside of my comfort zone proved to be an exciting, creative writing adventure. I can't claim any courage, though. In my case, it was simply that those characters took over and refused to let me go unless I wrote their story.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2014 on Writing the Unexpected at My Weblog
Today I'm happy to welcome to the Femmes my former student and friend, Kathryn McKade. Kathryn is an artist, author, and avid reader since she was old enough to hold a book. Her novella, Last Night in Ghosttown, a sci-fi... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at My Weblog
I think it's great that this country is big enough that we can all find the kind of weather and terrain we prefer. I love the dryness, too, as well as the desert. The air just feels so light. When we sweat, the air just wicks the moisture away. It is true that we have to slather on gallons of moisturizer to avoid looking like leather, but I think it's worth it. But summers in the SW do get humid as we head into monsoon season. Where I live in AZ, we went from 10% last week to 25% this week, and I can feel the difference. I hate that it's going to get lots more humid as the summer wears on. I wish we could ship off all that extra moisture to those of you who like it.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2014 on It’s a Dry Heat at My Weblog
I hate these surveys, too. I've had employees tell me that if their customers didn't do the surveys, the company might close that store and they'd all lose their jobs. Really? Keeping stores open isn't based on the income they generate, but how many people do their stupid surveys? I also always feel they're skewed in such a way to encourage us to tell them they're doing a wonderful job. How does that help them improve? Whenever I have complained about genuinely bad service or some other problem that really needs fixing, nobody has ever contacted me. How much do they really care. I think surveys are just a sign that some large companies have money to burn.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2014 on No, I won't tell you what I think at My Weblog