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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 7 days ago 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
When signing in a bookstore, how about, "Where's the bathroom?" and "Where are the books by ?" But there are questions we like to hear: "Can I buy a dozen more copies for friends?" "Have you lost weight?" "Who can I write to at your publishing house to ask them to give you another contract?" "Are you sure you haven't lost weight?"
I don't know if it counts as a pastiche, but I adore the current BBC series SHERLOCK. Great stuff!
Elaine, they are a lot of fun. At least, King Richard's is. We don't go every year, but have a great time every year we go. Marcia, King Richard's is a permanent site, too. And I recently read about an old renn fair site in Virginia that's been abandoned. The trees and stuff have grown all over it, and it's kind of creepy now. Thanks, Charlaine. Dean is right--renn fairs are about the fun, not the history. But I think they can inspire people to read the history, or at least historical fantasy. Elizabeth, King Richard's has had Caribbean-style pirates, Highlander fans, and dragons. Plus this year there was a guy in a great suit of armor, but with a pumpkin head mask. Sir Jack o'Lantern?
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on Storytelling, Renaissance Style at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner Earlier this fall, my family went to King Richard's Faire in Carver, MA, and it occurred to me that there's a lot a writer can learn a lot at a renaissance fair. Of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at My Weblog
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by Leigh Perry / Toni L.P. Kelner I have a confession. I'm a collector. No, that gives it more dignity than I deserve. What I am, is a magpie. I like stuff. The stuff I gather shifts quite a bit,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at My Weblog
Had a great time meeting you Helen. And don't think you're ever not worthy! You've got a terrific writer's group, and you are totally going places. Hope you enjoy DOWN HOME! I always get nervous when people buy it because it was my first, with all the rough edges that come with most first novels.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2014 on Games and Stories at My Weblog
Have a wonderful time, and enjoy the memories.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on If it's Thursday, it must be Passau at My Weblog
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by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry In August, I attended Gen Con in Indianapolis, the granddaddy of tabletop gaming conventions, and though I've been meaning to write about it ever since, I don't think I can do it justice... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at My Weblog
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by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry By the time this is posted, I'll be packed and ready to take off for GenCon in Indianapolis to participate in their Writer's Symposium. Though I've never attended a gaming convention, let alone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at My Weblog
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by Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry We've all heard that one man's trash is another man's treasure, and that became really obvious to me recently when most of my family converged upon my father's house in Charlotte, NC for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at My Weblog