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by Debra H. Goldstein, guest blogger at the Femmes Fatales. I’m a fraud. Although my writings all contain a gem of something I know, my life doesn’t lend itself to the defining elements of cozy mysteries. Instead, I rely on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Ivan Held--the president of the Putnam, Dutton, and Berkley imprints of the publisher I still insist was crazy not to celebrate its merger by calling itself Random Penguin--published a moving tribute to Sue... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I went to the Maryland Renaissance Faire this weekend. Not for the first time--I've been there multiple times before, though not in the last few years. I've also been to Renaissance fairs in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. If another woman writer came to my house and looked around, she'd probably say "Aha! Donna can't possibly be on deadline." And she would be wrong. Normally a clean house is the sign... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Several years ago I came up with what I thought was a great idea for book in my Meg Langslow series. Meg’s grandfather, Dr. J. Montgomery Blake, the eminent naturalist and environmentalist, has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Thirty years ago this month, millions of people around the world were glued to their television sets watching the first moon landing. I wasn't one of them. I probably would have been if... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I know writers who shudder at the idea of auctioning off a character name. For those of you who just said “huh?”—most mystery conventions include auctions to support a nonprofit cause, usually either... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Leslie Budewitz, Femmes Fatales special guest. The brain is a strange thing. (I can hear Mr. Right, in another part of the house, saying, with a roll of his eyes, “Some brains are stranger than others.” Hmm. Takes one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Sometime this week I'm going to go out and apologize to my garden. I spent many weeks during the late winter writing furiously, followed by many weeks of spring traveling--to Vancouver by train... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I've already started packing for Malice Domestic. Not quite halfway packed, but I still have a couple of days. If I were talking to my friend Barb Goffman, I would tell her that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I hereby issue a blanket apology to anyone who was expecting to hear from me in the last several weeks. It wasn't just that I went to Left Coast Crime--I did, and had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I know a couple of people who are doing the whole gratitude thing. Taking a few moments at the beginning or end of the day to think of three things they're grateful for.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. As I said recently in another context, I never got that much into the Civil War. Yorktown, where I grew up, remained in Union hands for most of the war, and in those... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. My local chapter of Sisters in Crime paid a visit to the FBI on Friday. No, we're not being investigated, interrogated, indicted, or anything else dire. We were visiting The FBI Experience, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. In August 2002 I moved into my house after years of apartment dwelling. There were many wonderful things about being in a house. A house with a yard. I could grow plants! I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Yes, I'm late posting this blog. No excuse, except that I've been so focused on the weather that it only just dawned on me that today was Monday. Full confession here: I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. It's that time of year again—the very last time of the year. In less than 24 hours, 2018 will be in the rear view mirror, and we'll all have a bright, shiny new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. Writers make dangerous friends. For a variety of reasons, most of which can be summed up in the words “Oooh. I can use that.” For example, I remember back when my brother was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales My dad was an avid birdwatcher, rarely far from his binoculars, a mainstay of the local Christmas bird counts. Mom just enjoyed watching the birds that showed up at the feeder. She had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at My Weblog
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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 Nov 12, 2018 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