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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
This is well timed. I need a new suitcase because mine is about to give up the ghost. And Charlaine, you may have thought that bag looked like cow, but it looked like bacon to me. And the bag lives on, fictionally--Sid the skeleton rides in it in two of my books.
I think the next book should be: SNOTMONSTER!
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by Femmes Guest D.D. Ayres The Femmes are delighted to welcome guest Femme D.D. Ayres today. As Leigh Perry, my covers also include a dog and a mostly undressed guy. Yet the effect is very different than on D.D.'s books.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry As readers of my "Where are they now?" series could probably guess, I'm a big fan of TV. And I have to say that this is probably the best time ever to be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at My Weblog
I'm halfway worried about our roof. Our house is dutch colonial and has a nice sharp angle on top, which means that snow doesn't accumulate too much up there. However the roof on the extension when had put onto the house a few years back has a much gentler slope, and I'm hoping more of that snow falls off. Soon!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2015 on Do You Want To Kill the Snow, Man? at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner As of today, the Boston area has had record-breaking amounts of snow. It's our snowiest 30-day stretch in history, and we accomplished it in just 17 days. (And we broke the previous record... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at My Weblog
I haven't done any pull-outs from my work lately, but back when I was writing my Laura Fleming series, I wrote several short stories featuring different characters from the books: Laura's friend Junior, Junior's father Andy, Laura's cousin. Fun stuff!
Yay for Catriona, my dancing buddy! But keep me out of the drawing. I'm already covered!
by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry The world is filled with hobbies and games and pastimes and vocations and avocations that mean absolutely nothing to me. I don't care about sports, other than the obligatory cheer for the Boston-area... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Femmes Guest T.C. "Toni" LoTempio Today the Femmes welcome Toni C. LoTempio, whose first Nick and Nora mystery was recently released by Berkley Prime Crime. As well as being a writer, Toni -- and my goodness I like that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at My Weblog
Mario, that book sounds like a great read. I'll put it on my Christmas look, and if Sid is good, I'll loan it to him. Hank, skeleton fashion is always chic. Really.
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2014 on Sid's Gift-Giving Guide at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry As the holiday season approaches... Heck, let's not fool ourselves. It's here! Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Pull Hair Out Trying to Think of a Gift for Kooky Aunt Mabel Wednesday... But to aid you in your shopping,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at My Weblog
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by Femmes Fatales Guest Barb Goffman Barb Goffman’s “It’s A Trap!” is one of ten stories in the anthology The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fourth Meal of Mayhem, recently published by Untreed Reads Publishing. The anthology (the fourth in The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at My Weblog
Dana, this is lovely--both caring and well thought out. I hated to see the conflict arise--for a writer specializing in mysteries, I hate fighting--but I think the outcome is worthwhile. Many cheers to the hardworking Bouchercon committee, and extra cheers to Bouchercon attendees who are so committed to the event.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2014 on This is how things change at My Weblog
by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry As with all jobs, there are some days as a writer that are worse than others. And on those days, after I've quit stomping around the house and kicking the furniture and getting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at My Weblog