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by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry Last weekend, I was in Florida to attend my niece Kristi's wedding, so naturally, nuptial celebrations have been on my mind a lot. Not just real life ones, either. There are some great... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at My Weblog
Kathy, that's an excellent point. Why would Hydra want a 4F, and when was there time after his treatment? It has also been pointed out that at one point, Rogers hefted Thor's hammer, which he could only do if he was worthy. A worthy Hydra agent? I don't think so. Mark, I think it's stupid, and even if they undo it... It's cheap storytelling. Elaine, it is heresy. And I'm pretty much putting my hands over my ears and saying, "La la la la I can't hear you!" to Marvel Comics.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2016 on When Does An Old Car Become a New Car? at My Weblog
by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner Ever run into a classic car collector, or just somebody who has an old car they love? They keep those vehicles running by replacing broken parts as the year go by, and after... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at My Weblog
Thanks, Hank. Margery said to make it short, and I never argue with Margery. Kristopher, awesome! Maybe I can catch up to him then. Charlaine, it really was. Could not have asked for a better. And thank you! Thanks, Joni.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2016 on Touching an Edgar! at My Weblog
by Leigh Perry / Toni L. P. Kelner I confess that I'm still in a daze from my whirlwind trip last week. I took a train down to New York City on Tuesday for Edgar week activities. After the Edgar... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at My Weblog
by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry Like many stay-at-home parents, I spend a lot of my day in the car, mostly driving my daughter to and fro, hither and yon. Some days we're too fuzzy to do anything but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at My Weblog
by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner The first convention I ever attended was Stellarcon at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in 1979. One of the guests that weekend was science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon. He wrote some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at My Weblog
by Guest Femme Elizabeth Massie Leigh/Toni: You may not realize that February is Women in Horror Month, so that makes it very appropriate to welcome horror writer Elizabeth Massie to the Femmes. I'm kinda-sorta celebrating the month myself since I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at My Weblog
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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