I attended the Chocolate, Wine, and Ale fundraising event several times in Mendocino, California, to get ideas for Murder at Redwood Cove. I LOVE doing research for my books!
I was just telling Ellie, our boxer/coonhound, about the chapter I’m working on. I don’t know if her look means she’s not so sure what I’m planning will work or she’s wondering where the treat is she deserves for listening for so long!
I want to thank all of the wonderful people at Kensington Publishing Corporation who have helped me along the way. They have put together a couple of great blog tours. There are a variety of excerpts, interviews, and summaries to be found on the sites. http://janetfinsilver.com/index.php/appearances/
I’ve decided Saturdays are “going to the dogs.” I’ll share photos, interesting facts I’ve learned while doing research, and/or comments “from the puppy’s point of view,” some pieces I wrote while raising my puppy, Kylie. The picture I’m sharing today is a wonderful one my husband took. I think it’s a great example of what “focused” looks like!
My second book, MURDER AT THE MANSION, released today. Exciting times! I created an event called Whale Frolic for this mystery based on the Mendocino Whale Festival. My “research” included sampling some great chowder!
This is one of my favorite photos of Ellie, our rescued Coonhound/Boxer mix. We didn’t put the rainbow in. It was one of those instances of being in the right place at the right time. Redwood Cove in my Kelly Jackson Mystery series is based on Mendocino, California, which shows in the background.
I really enjoyed my first Malice Domestic conference April 28-30, 2016. I met a lot of very nice people.
Thank you to Kathryn Stewart, CARDA, and Kris Black, CARDA, CSST, SCCSO for putting on a great presentation about search and rescue dogs. Besides talking about how to train the dogs, they talked about how scent moves, the characteristics of a good search dog, and the partnership between the canine and the handler. They did several demonstrations that were fascinating to watch.
I had a fun day at a Mystery Writers of America event about training search and rescue dog. I learned a lot.
Here are some more fun plants from Mendocino, CA, the town I based fictional Redwood Cove on in my mystery series.