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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I had to cancel out of paneling at Crime Bake in 2017 because of a nasty case of bronchitis, so I was particularly glad that they invited me back this year. I'd earnestly... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. A quote from the "Frog and Peach" comedy sketch by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore: Dudley Moore: Do you feel you've learnt by your mistakes here? Peter Cook: I think I have, yes,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales Yeah, I know. We still have trick or treating to go. And Thanksgiving turkey. You’re not ready for Christmas yet. I’d be totally in agreement except for one thing. I have a Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. At some point during my college career at the University of Virginia I took a course called Women in Literature. As I remember it, the class was intended to be disruptive--in a genteel,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Cute baby, right? Pretty sure it's me. Not 100% sure, but I think if this had been my brother, my parents would have taken a few of us together, and there's only one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Another convention in the rear view mirror. I'm already regretting the panels I never made it to, the friends I didn't spend enough time with, and the pictures I missed. But I went... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. The good news is that I’m almost on schedule to finish the first draft of Terns of Endearment before I head off for Bouchercon. Only a first draft, mind you; it will need... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Every so often someone will say, “Oh, I didn't know you had dogs.” I don't. When you see the cute dog pictures on my Instagram feed, on Twitter, on Facebook—other people's dogs. Most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. No, I'm not kidding. This past weekend I did some writing on my phone. I've been writing the current book (Terns of Endearment, in case you're curious) in Google docs rather than Microsoft... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. My project of converting my family's hundreds of 35 mm. slides continues. I'm starting to think of it as family archaeology. If I could go back in time and tell them something, I'd... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. That's my dad. And the black and silver object in his hands is the camera he carried around while he was overseas during World War II. This was probably taken in 1945 in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I am now officially in draft mode on my next Meg Langslow book, to be called Terns of Endearment. Since on the planner/pantser spectrum you'll find me solidly though not extremely in planner... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I had a lot of tidying and sorting and filing to do this weekend, so I queued up my latest audiobook: The Mind's Eye, by Dr. Oliver Sacks. I'd read it before, actually,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. “Write what you know” is one of the standard bits of advice aspiring writers hear. In youth, many of us take it too literally, producing countless angst-ridden autobiographical sagas of the trials and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I wasn’t a Kate Spade fan. I had nothing against her, mind you, I just never quite understood the phenomenon, probably because I’m someone who likes to stuff my stuff in one fairly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I'm coveting coneflowers. And caladiums. And heliotrope. Welcome, summer. Thought you'd never get here. I didn't get a very timely start on my gardening this year. Partly it was the weather, which kept... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. “So, are you working on a book right now, or are you between books?” I wasn't sure how to answer this question. A non-writing friend asked it, probably because I seemed, well, freer... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. As part of my ongoing effort to be more efficient, I'm going to reuse some research Ed Aymar made me do in preparation for our panel at this past weekend's Gaithersburg Book Festival.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. How do I break the news to an author that his books put me to sleep? And that it's a good thing? I suffer intermittently from insomnia. Not as often now that I... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. It's a good thing I love the damned flowers so much. I really need to get out with my camera this week, to take as many beautiful pictures as possible of the wretched... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. This morning, my corner of the online world is all a-twitter with what has come to be known as Cockygate. Actually it's the romance writers who are most outraged, but the genres aren't... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I'm packing today. Heading up tomorrow for a few days in New York to attend the Edgars Symposium and the Edgar Awards banquet. Then Friday, back to the DC area, to Bethesda for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Short story lovers take notice! Fur, Feathers, and Felonies, the eighth volume in the award-winning Chesapeake Crimes series, is now available from Wildside Press. All of the authors in the book are members... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I'm writing this from the Oakton Library, where Robin Templeton and I are having this week's writing marathon. We both enjoyed the writing marathon sponsored by the Chessie Chapter (our local chapter of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I've missed a few blogs lately. As a general rule, I'm supposed to blog here every Monday. Most Mondays I can come up with something to say. Maybe something profound. Maybe something useful.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at My Weblog
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