ATF Dog

There was a great presentation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives at Bouchercon. They shared about the work they were doing and some of the cases they’d been involved in. Kate Barton was there with her ATF dog, Ting. She did a demonstration with him. They are now using some of the hand signals that people use with field trial dogs so they can give commands silently. At one point in my life I trained a field trial dog, so it was especially interesting to me to see her work. He’s wearing an actual badge on his chest.

ATF Dog Ting

ATF Dog Ting

 

Bouchercon 2016

I’m back from Bouchercon, a large mystery convention held in New Orleans this year. It was my first time to that city. I’ll be posting pictures of the event and New Orleans over the next few days. My publisher, Kensington, had a tea for the authors and some of us had a chance to read from our books. It was a lot of fun! Thank you, Kensington!

Kensington tea

Kensington tea

Roxie in Carmel

It was a very slow walk down Ocean Avenue in Carmel, California, for Roxie and her owner. LOTS of people wanted to pet her. She loved it, and he was fine with it. She was a sweetie! I was definitely among the ones wanting to pet her.

Roxie in Carmel

Roxie in Carmel

 

Dogs and Cars

My husband and I took a short trip to Carmel, California, recently. They have a week every year filled with many car events. It takes place before the the Concours d’Elegance held at Pebble Beach. My husband loves everything to do with cars. The main street of the town was closed off on Tuesday and Thursday for car shows. I enjoy looking at them, but I like meeting the dogs even more. Here’s Luigi in his own Ferrari!

Luigi and his Ferrari

Luigi and his Ferrari

Most of My Wonderful Writing Group

I want to give a BIG thanks to my wonderful writing group for all the help they gave me with my latest book, MURDER AT THE FORTUNE TELLER’S TABLE. Pictured here are authors Staci McLaughlin, Carole Price, Penny Warner, and Ann Parker. A fifth member, Colleen Casey, wasn’t able to join us for this meeting. Thank you again to all of you!

Most of my Wonderful Writing Group

Most of My Wonderful Writing Group