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Toni LP Kelner
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Leigh / Toni: I'm delighted to welcome horror writer—and fellow New Englander—John McIlveen to the Femmes today. John's first novel, Hannawhere, was recently released and is getting well-deserved rave reviews. He's also published Inflictions, a collection of his short fiction.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at My Weblog
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recovered by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry As I mentioned in a pair of posts in September, the Femmes started out with a very different roster of members. It's not even the same roster as our debut—Mignon Ballard stepped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner Tonight, we watched The Age of Ultron, and there was one line that struck me: "What? You didn't see that coming?" I won't go into the circumstances because it's a spoiler, but that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner Like many people who celebrate Christmas, I've been feeling a certain amount of stress these past few weeks. I mean, it's just over a week until Christmas and I haven't mailed packages to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at My Weblog
by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I drafted my husband Steve and daughter Valerie to help me produce a half promotional/half seasonal/all silly video of a song I'd written. Or rather, I rewrote. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at My Weblog
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Toni/Leigh: We're delighted to welcome Christopher Irvin to the Femmes today, talking about a perennial subject for writers and anybody trying to promote their work: SWAG! I confess I have myself been both overcome by swag lust, picking up items... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry Today the Femmes welcome the incredibly prolific Christopher Golden. How prolific is Chris? Just this year, he’s released the second Cemetery Girl graphic novel co-written with Femme Charlaine; the fifth volume of Baltimore,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Kaitlyn Dunnett (aka Kathy Lynn Emerson) The Femmes are delighted to welcome Kaitlyn Dunnett, who also writes as Kathy Lynn Emerson. Two guests for the price of one! Kathy Lynn and/or Kaitlyn have written over FIFTY books under several... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry/Toni L.P. Kelner In an odd confluence of events, tomorrow is Release Day for me. Times three! I am excited beyond belief. Seriously, this just never gets old, and to have it tripled? I am a delighted. My... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry Here's the second half of the content of that first issue of Femmes Fatales from Fall of 1995. (I posted the first one yesterday.) Just to give this context, the start of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry In 1995, I fell in with a group of writers with crime on their mind. Well, fictional crime, anyway. I was at Malice Domestic, and Deborah Adams came up with the idea of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at My Weblog
It's not just the scam calls and solicitations. It's the added irritation of answering the phone. Nobody's there. I say "Hello" repeatedly, and there's a click and somebody shows up. And those people are never anybody I want to talk to! If you want to call me, have a person call me. Don't have a machine call me and then see if there's a person around to talk. I'd go on a one-hello-limit, but my father's hearing is bad and I'm afraid I'll hang up on him.
by Toni L.P. Kelner People often ask me where stories come from, and my take is that there are as many answers as there are stories. Since I'm particularly excited about this week's release of Crooked as a Dog’s Hind... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at My Weblog
Thanks, Dean and Hank. It's going to be on the major platforms: Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Scribd, and Oyster. It's up for preorder on most of these guys already. (I'm not seeing it on Scribd and Oyster yet.) Thank you Dana. It was a lot of work, but also surprisingly satisfying. And Hank, rereading the stories was a mix of "Hey, that's not bad," "Wow, I'd forgotten that character--I want to use him again," and a few "Oops. I think I'll fix that boo-boo now. Glad nobody noticed back in the day." So all-in-all, fun.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2015 on Back to Byerly at My Weblog
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by Toni L.P. Kelner Back in 1993, I started publishing my Laura Fleming mysteries about a young woman who left home to to go to college, married a Yankee, and moved up North. On her vacations, she came back to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at My Weblog
I'm reminded of one of those recent Facebook memes. You go to a site and it analyzes your picture to see how old you look. Mine said 20. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I'm 53, and have zero interest in being 20 again. Don't know what they were trying to sell, but I was laughing too hard to buy it.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on Age Shaming at My Weblog
Thanks for the kind words, folks. Both for me and for Roger.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on The Whole Story at My Weblog
by Leigh Perry/Toni L.P. Kelner One thing that provides endless discussions for fans of books, movies, TV shows, and even games is speculating about about what happens AFTER the story is over. Some creators give us a clue. J.K. Rowling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Femmes Guest Sherry Harris I knew Sherry as she went through the process of writing and selling her mysteries. It's delightful to see The Longest Yard Sale, the second in the Agatha Award nominated Sarah Winston Garage Sale series,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner In 2001, Disney released Recess: School's Out, a direct-to-video DVD that looked innocent but in fact included one of the most chilling premises imaginable. If you're not familiar with the show from which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at My Weblog
I admit I didn't cover the interview with Charlaine, which was awesome. Why? (1) I didn't have any pictures handy to include. (2) It was nearly midnight and I had to get the blog up, so I skipped to the end. All too many of my "artistic" decisions are made due to the proximity of a deadline...
Toggle Commented May 22, 2015 on Not Quite A Dream Come True at My Weblog
Thanks, folks. And Hank, the pants were an amazing accident, something I'd had around for years and just happened to match a brand-new top. Kris, you and Ginjer look as if those cups were filled with something festive. Elaine, laughing with Charlaine AND embarrassing my daughters? Now that's a good weekend.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2015 on Not Quite A Dream Come True at My Weblog
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by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry I can't honestly say that acting as Toastmaster of Malice Domestic 27 was a dream come true for me. Okay, I've been attending Malice annually since Malice 3--that's twenty-five Malice Domestics, if you're... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at My Weblog
by Toni L.P Kelner / Leigh Perry I'm writing this in a hotel room, during a week between conventions. And these two conventions could not be any more different. Last weekend, was Malice Domestic--my twenty-fifth Malice--and I was serving as... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at My Weblog
We're heading for Italy this year! It's a tour that includes Rome, Florence, Venice, and parts of Tuscany. I've got a love-hate relationship with tours but I am delighted to be taking one when the country is one where I don't speak the language.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2015 on Vacation bucket list! at My Weblog