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Nerdfest: Day Four

September 30, 2011 – 1:46 am | 14 Comments

We’ve arrived at day four of Nerdycon, with more crime authors sharing spectacularly nerdy moments. Think you know them from their work? Well, you may never have seen them like this.
Today’s panelists:
*Tess Gerritsen—Tess is the …


Nerdfest: Day Three

September 29, 2011 – 12:16 am | 10 Comments

Welcome to day three of the nerdathon! (Click for days one, two, and four.) Hope you have snacks and Gatorade to help keep up your energy. Wait a minute, aren’t we all nerds here? Keep eating …


Nerdfest: Day Two

September 28, 2011 – 12:56 am | 17 Comments

Welcome to day two of my nerdypalooza (here are days one, three, and four).
Today’s headliners are:
* Megan Abbott—Megan is an Edgar-winning author of six novels, including the recently released The End of Everything, which has been …


Third Blogoversary Celebration: A Nerdfest and Giveaway

September 27, 2011 – 12:17 am | 28 Comments

This Saturday, October 1, is the third anniversary of the day I woke up and decided to start this blog, despite knowing nothing about blogging. I did have loads of experience in being a nerd, …


Bouchercon Adventures 2011

September 26, 2011 – 1:29 pm | 20 Comments
From L.: Naomi, Paulette, Michael, Christine, me

There’s been a thousand Bouchercon posts already everywhere but I figured no two experiences are exactly the same, right? So, if you’re not tired yet of reading about it, below are my highlights.
For those unfamiliar …


Winners of Roy Peter Clark’s HELP! FOR WRITERS

September 25, 2011 – 8:51 pm | 2 Comments

Congrats to:

Elizabeth Duncan
Ronnie Sowell

You each won a copy of Roy Peter Clark’s Help! for Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces. I think you’ll find it useful and fun.
Thanks again to Hachette for letting …


More Mini Reviews of New Fall TV Shows

September 23, 2011 – 1:41 am | 12 Comments

Went through the DVR again today and here’s what I saw.
Prime Suspect
Phew, it’s not terrible! I’m sure I wasn’t alone in approaching this with trepidation. The original BBC version and Helen Mirren as DCI Jane …


Mini Reviews of New Fall TV

September 22, 2011 – 2:01 am | 11 Comments

The official start of fall isn’t until tomorrow, September 23rd, but the fall TV season has already begun. I love this time of year because there’s so much new stuff to sample. I know most …


Craisie Spirit

September 21, 2011 – 1:53 am | 29 Comments
At Bouchercon

I’ve been AWOL for the past week or so because I was in St. Louis for Bouchercon, the annual world mystery convention during which crime fiction authors and fans mingle, celebrate the genre, drink heavily, …


Guest Post & Giveaway: HELP! FOR WRITERS

September 15, 2011 – 10:29 pm | 6 Comments

I am a fan of Roy Peter Clark‘s The Glamour of Grammar because he makes grammar fun. He has a new book out next week called Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer …


Book Review: THE CRADLE IN THE GRAVE by Sophie Hannah

September 13, 2011 – 1:18 am | 2 Comments
Book Review The Cradle in the Grave

Originally reviewed for Shelf Awareness, printed here with permission.
TV producer Fliss Benson, who specializes in what she calls “fluff stuff,” is suddenly put in charge of a documentary about three mothers wrongly incarcerated for the …


A 9/12 Memory

September 11, 2011 – 1:45 am | 21 Comments

I haven’t been paying attention to all the 9/11 retrospectives because I’m not sure I can handle revisiting those images and feelings yet. I don’t think any of it would be easier to process now …

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