At this season I'd like to send out best wishes to all my friends in Mysterydom.
It's been a great year for me. My new book, Her Royal Spyness, seems to have taken off and I've acquired a lot of new fans. The second book is already written and due out next summer. It's called A Royal Pain--even funnier, I hope.
And a new Molly book is due out in March. Called Tell me Pretty Maiden. All about the New York theater.
So I wish everyone a happy, healthy, successful new year…Continue
Added by Rhys Bowen on December 4, 2007 at 2:54am — No Comments
I'm off to Alaska in the morning--heading for Bouchercon and looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones.
The great thing about the mystery world is the friendships I have made. I would not have believed, when I wrote my first mystery 11 years ago that I would have a circle of wonderful friends who are important in my life. Any of you who have not been to a mystery convention, I really recommend trying one--they are all over the place and at various times of year. We…Continue
Added by Rhys Bowen on September 26, 2007 at 2:01am — No Comments
I got home last night after three weeks in Europe. I'm trying to put my impressions on paper and I realize that the bad still outweighs the good.
We flew into Frankfurt and took the train to Dresden. I'm glad we saw it--it is a completely recreated old city. You'd think the buildings had stood since the middle ages but actually most were faithfully rebuilt after WW2. Still, it was pleasant and we had the most fabulous duck and red cabbage.
Then on to Prague, which to me was a…Continue
Added by Rhys Bowen on September 16, 2007 at 10:44pm — No Comments
I'm finally home for a few days before a much needed trip to Europe.
The royal tea parties were such fun--cucumber sandwiches, fancy hats, the lot! And the stores threw themselves into the spirit of the thing so beautifully too. Linen cloths and good English china in one store, a cake made like my book cover in another, home made scones, home made sausange rolls and a catered tea from a fabulous tea room--these were some of the delights that treated me and my fans at each…Continue
Added by Rhys Bowen on August 23, 2007 at 8:22am — No Comments
Starting Saturday is a week exactly the anthesis of the writer's solitary life:
Catch a plane at 6 a.m on Saturday. Three events that day, culminating with one of my royal tea parties at the Mystery Bookstore, LA.
Then drive to San Diego. Royal teaparty. Fly home.
Monday, fly to Denver.
Tuesday two early morning TV shows. Evening event.
Wednesday drive to Boulder, evening event.
Thurs fly to Salt Lake, evening event.
Friday fly to Portland,…Continue
Added by Rhys Bowen on July 2, 2007 at 1:36am — No Comments
Added by Rhys Bowen on June 21, 2007 at 2:32am — No Comments
My blogmates and I at The Lady Killers (www.theladykillers.typepad.com) started a list of our favorite places, either because they inspired a good mystery or because they helped us to relax enough to free our brains for future creativity, or just because they were so fabulous!
If anyone would like to share his or her favorite place with me, we'll post them in a special feature we're doing this summer called virtual…Continue
Added by Rhys Bowen on May 15, 2007 at 1:11pm — No Comments