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!
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.
Here’s a little humor for the day! This was at a market off of Ocean Avenue, the main street in Carmel where two events take place during car week.
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!
I did a guest post for A Holland Reads. They wanted original content for MURDER AT THE MANSION. I wrote about where I got the idea for the mansion as well as some other background. It was fun to think about how some of the areas in my books got started! http://ahollandreads.blogspot.com/…/murder-at-mansion-by-ja…
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!
I did a fun interview on Lisa Ks Book Reviews today. She asked some interesting questions that made me think about my writing and what’s important to me. http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/
Meet my new friend Mel. We had an adventure together yesterday. He was loose on the trail where I exercise. Unfortunately, there’s a very busy road nearby. A woman was nice enough to hold him while I ran to my car. When I got back I saw Mel walking her across the road. Yes, I meant to say it that way. She had him by the collar, and he’d decided he was ready to leave. Strong and stubborn describe Mel. I put a leash on him and took him to the car. I had a dog crate in it because I’m taking my young dog out for socialization trips. He jumped in the car just fine but looked a bit dubious about the crate. He got in most of the way then balked. Mel’s back covered the entire opening leaving his thick, bushy, long tail outside. There was no way I could find to get his tail in. I pushed him gently a few times with no result. So there we sat…and sat…and sat. Did I mention strong and stubborn? After about ten minutes he shifted a bit, and I was able to tuck his tail in. He was happily reunited with his owner who thought he was in the backyard.
Jon Jordan posted this great flyer for the panel I’m on at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention called SCOOBY SNACKS–Mysteries with Critters.Thanks, Jon! All the panels have songs as a theme in their titles, and ours is “Scooby Snacks.” I’m looking forward to it!
Here are two sweet dogs I saw at a Mendocino event. I think the pictures really say it all in terms of their connection with each other.