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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner I'm been kind of slack on my blogging this summer, but I have a good reason. I've been traveling a lot with Sid, the titular character of the Family Skeleton series. So if... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at My Weblog
by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner In 2010, I gave a master class about using humor in mysteries at the New England Crime Bake and recently came across my notes for that class. Even though these days I write... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at My Weblog
Thanks Mark, Bill, and Art. Shalanna, sadly, Fredric Brown died in 1972. Hank, yes I am playing Pokemon Go! I heard about it online, and though I never played the Pokemon games, I'm familiar with the critters via my daughters, who did. I gave this one a try because you have to get up and moving to play, and I'm trying to get ready for a trip to Disneyland and I'm up for anything that will help get me up and moving. (Disneyland requires a LOT of getting up and moving.)
by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry I confess. I'd nearly forgotten it was my day to post something here at the Femmes. My nephew Sean is visiting, we're doing some preparation for a vacation trip at the end of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at My Weblog
My mother and I used to go yard-sailing every weekend, and brought home books and fabric and all kinds of stuff. Then Mama decided to get rid of some the surplus, and had her own sale. Then another. Then she joined in on a group sale at a church lot. Then another. Eventually she worked her way up to a regular flea market dealer, and also sold stuff at auction. So be careful. It's easy to get sucked in! That may be why I've never had a yard sale. We box all our discards and give 'em to a charity that comes to the house to pick it all up.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2016 on My first garage sale at My Weblog
When I first moved up to Massachusetts, we got by a year or two with no AC. Then we added one to the bedroom, so at least we could sleep in comfort. (My sister-in-law was staying with us for part of that time, and she slept on our bedroom floor to share to coolness.) Later we added one to the office, so I could work during the day. Later still, the living room/dining rom, so I could go downstairs during the day. We currently have four units--three window units and one built-in-to-the-wall, and the whole house is cool. I'm spoiled.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2016 on Hot Times at My Weblog
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By Dharma Kelleher I'm delighted to have Dharma Kelleher as a guest Femme today. Her debut novel, Iron Goddess, was released yesterday by Penguin Random House's Alibi imprint, so here's your chance to get in on something hot off the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at My Weblog
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
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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
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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
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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
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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