Hi Nancy, happy to meet you and glad to be your friend. Sorry to take so long to respond, busy weekend promoting my book. This after recovering from 6 day evac for Hurricane Gustav. Ho, hum, my third since moving to N.O. 7 years ago. :)
Looks like we enjoy many of the same writers. I just added Laura Lippman to my fav list. She's terrific, especially her standalones. Currently reading To the Power of Three.
Thanks for the contact. Been researching this story off and on since 1984 when I discovered it researching a different project. Spent 20 years at Mass State Archives -- assisted with lots of institutionization records research -- great stuff. Now work for Mass Department of Correction -- Director of Volunteer Services. After volunteering there for 16 years, I guess they thought they should hire me.
What a professional-looking photo of yourself! And a most interesting if very brief profile. Thanks for adding me as a friend here on GoodReads, though when looking over your list of favorite authors, I feel rather like a krill among whales but appreciate your kindness.
I write simple mysteries whose main purpose is to entertain the average reader looking for something with a different point of view. I'd be pleased if you might try one.
Like your reading list...I'm a big fan of James Cain and Dennis Lehane. Have you attended any mystery conferences this year? There's a big one in October in Baltimore (Bouchercon) which is the ultimate place to meet writers and fans in person (which, unfortunately, I will not be attending).
Nice to meet you.