Blog: I’d never been to GenCon in Indianapolis before, and I had a great time. The writer’s track, which is separate from the regular gaming convention, was informative and interesting, and the diversity of writers[…]
Books of the Week: Promise of Fire, Amanda Bouchet A Second Chance, Jodi Taylor The Defense, Steve Cavanagh The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers Obviously, I am WAY behind on[…]
This coming weekend I’ll be on Sea Island, GA… Then I go to ThrillerFest in NYC. And after that… Comic-Con in San Diego… I’m appearing with the cast of “Midnight, Texas”… I’m also working hard on “Texoma” (working title), the first book in a trilogy I’m writing for Simon and Schuster…
The highlights this year include getting the Lifetime Achievement Award at Malice Domestic last month… Next big moment will be on July 24 — the premiere of “Midnight Texas.”
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.