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Alexia Gordon
Author of the Gethsemane Brown Mysteries
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Amplify melanated voices--a list of Black authors, 'grammers, and more Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2020 at My Weblog
Comforts old and new help us deal with fear in times of overwhelming change. Although the feeling of fear is universal, the way people cope with fear is not. Some people lash out, others withdraw. Some seek out new ways to deal with a new reality while others turn to familiarities from the past to help them navigate unfamiliar ground. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at My Weblog
Happy New Year! February’s not too late to say that, right? How are the New Year’s resolutions going? Are you still sticking with yours? Yeah, me neither. One thing I am sticking with in 2020 is podcasting. In July 2019,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at My Weblog
by Alexia Gordon Thanksgiving 2019 is in the books and the holiday season has officially started. (I know some of you started way back in October but, to me, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marks the season’s beginning.) From now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at My Weblog
November is National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short. I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo since 2010 and I’m doing it again this year. Why? A couple of reasons. One, NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization that supports writing and education and encourages... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2019 at My Weblog
by Alexia Gordon of the Femmes Fatales. It’s October! This is my favorite month and not just because I was born in October. I know autumn officially starts in late September, but October feels like autumn really means it. Temperatures... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at My Weblog
I just hit send on edits for my fifth Gethsemane Brown novel, Execution in E. Just, as in forty-five minutes before I sat down to write this post. (Which is why it’s late and why it may ramble.) Right now,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at My Weblog
How much travel is too much travel? I love traveling. The chance to get out on the road and go places factored heavily into my decision to accept my current day job. Going to mystery conferences and conventions has been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at My Weblog
Today on Femmes Fatales, debut author, Grace Topping, joins us to talk about Finding Pleasure. Hey, Reece Witherspoon, are you listening? For a number of years, my family and I lived in a home built in the 1950s. As was... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at My Weblog
I’m up past my bedtime. Why? Some kind of April Fools’ joke on myself? No. I’m up until an hour that’s going to make it painful to get up for work in the morning because today (Monday, the day I’m... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at My Weblog
Today, Fatality in F, the fourth book in the Gethsemane Brown Mysteries, goes on sale. A momentous occasion! Four books makes #gethsemanebrown an official series instead of a trilogy. This time out, Gethsemane has to save Frankie from charges he... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at My Weblog
This is Aimee again … stepping in for Catriona this week because she’s got one too many things on her plate right now. Speaking of having many things to do …. I need to confess something. I have a problem.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at My Weblog
Happy New Year’s! How are you celebrating the start of 2019? By sleeping off the fun you had on New Year’s Eve? Or did you get up early to greet the start of a new year filled with possibility and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at My Weblog
Alexia: My guest today on Femmes Fatales is Laura Kemp. Her debut novel, Evening in the Yellow Wood, comes out on December 12. It's published by Pandamoon Publishing. Here, she shares her tips for how-to, and how-not-to, prepare for a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at My Weblog
by Alexia Gordon. Never open with the weather—said someone who didn’t appreciate how malevolent weather could be. As I write this, it’s been raining for three days. Three menacing, oppressive days. Three days of staring out the windows at dull,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at My Weblog
How are you at keeping secrets? Do you belong to the “lips are sealed” tribe? Or do you believe that the only way two people can keep a secret is if one of them’s dead? I’m a pretty good secret... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at My Weblog
I wrote a guest post for another blog last night about a man in the audience of a panel I sat on at ThrillerFest XIII. His tone of voice and body language suggested an agenda hidden behind his benign-on-the-surface questions.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at My Weblog
by Alexia Gordon of the Femmes Fatales. We live in dark times. School shootings, restaurant shootings, nationalistic and xenophobic immigration debates. Racists, misogynists, and other bigots winning converts by leveraging the power of social media to spread their message of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at My Weblog
The Agatha Award Best First Novel Nominees take over Femmes Fatales today to discuss their Character’s Biggest Flaw Micki Browning: Marine biologist Dr. Meredith Cavallo, an incredibly intelligent woman with a big heart, can be socially inept at times. She’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at My Weblog
I’m struggling with a dilemma I never thought I’d face—what to serve at a book signing. Cheese? Wine? Cheese and wine? Sandwiches? Wraps? Chicken wings? What about dessert? Cookies? Cupcakes? Should I serve something nutritious? Fruit? Vegetables? Will I be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at My Weblog
Yesterday, I celebrated book release day. Henery Press released Killing in C Sharp, the third book in my cozy mystery series, The Gethsemane Brown Mysteries. Now that the book’s out in the wild, my job is to promote it. Easy,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at My Weblog
I follow several writers, some published, some unpublished, on social media. Many post news of book deals, tweet about signing with agents, and ‘gram photos of awards. Friends and followers like, “heart”, and share the good news over social networks.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at My Weblog
I’m up late doing something I hate to do—packing. Tonight’s adventure in carry-ons is in preparation for business travel related to my day job but it’s a harbinger of what’s to come. It’s conference season. The Lefty Award nominations have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at My Weblog
Christmas is nearly upon us, ready or not. One week to C-day as I write this. I’ve been a bit of a Grinch in years past. Despite Christmas being one of my favorite holidays, I couldn’t conjure much Christmas spirit.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at My Weblog
I'm going to open a can of worms. It's Monday night, two nights before Thanksgiving. Is it too soon to play Christmas music? I'm browsing Spotify playlists, having exhausted all the new podcasts on my Stitcher true crime playlist. Buried... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at My Weblog