J.D. Barker is an interesting young man. I met him at a convention, and he told me how lucky he was to be attracting the attention with this book that every author hopes for….
Now we’re back in our lair, and boy, does it feel good. Our own bed, our own shower, our own kitchen . . . our own everything. Once the remediation team finishes unpacking our stuff, we’ll be back to normal, more or less. Looking for a few things I couldn’t track down, I cleaned a garbage bag full of debris from my desk drawers. This was progress in an unexpected direction.
I visited the set of MIDNIGHT, TEXAS this week… It is always amazing to me what an ensemble effort filming a series is… the opposite of a novelist’s life…
Here’s realization I came to: people are amazing. When you come to know individuals, when you see their hearts, there is something interesting or arresting about every single one. But it’s the ‘getting to know them’ part that’s tricky. It can be hard to see past an unlikeable or even repellant exterior, nearly impossible to see past moral and political viewpoints so alien to my own.
Whether you’re happy about the outcome of the presidential election or not, here’s the great thing: it’s over. (Blog post and book reviews of author Charlaine Harris.)
Books of the Week: Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths, Undead and Done by MaryJanice Davidson, and The Killing Kind by Chris Holm.
Charlaine comments on The Search and Rescue Series by Katie Ruggle, The Golden Age of Mystery by Martin Edwards, Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews, and Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs. Error in All The Little Liars.
For a homeowner, “you have to find a contractor” are words of doom… Most of them are telling us that what we want to happen will not happen…. ‘Gone too Deep’ by Katie Ruggle, ‘Shooting Gallery,’ by Hailey Lind, ‘Night zone’ by Steven F. Havill, ‘The Midnight Assassin’ by Skip Hollensworth
Books of the Week: Seize the Night, edited by Christopher Golden Urban Allies, edited by Joseph Nacisse Betrayals, Kelley Armstrong Fire Touched, Patricia Briggs A Man of Some Repute, Elizabeth Edmondson I wish[…]
Since I’m back in the traditional mystery business – my first Aurora Teagarden novel in years, ALL THE LITTLE LIARS, will be out Oct. 4 – I’ve been reading more in the sub genre… The Last One by Alexandra Oliva, Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong, A Curious Beginning by Deanna Rayburn, Company Town by Madeline Ashby…