Hi, everyone. Delighted to say that my thriller, In Cold Daylight, inspired by the tragic true story of the mystery deaths of several fire fighters from one watch, has been shortlisted for World Book Day. You can read all about it on my blog. In order to win, I need votes! You can vote on line from a list of ten books. And if I win I am donating the prize money to the Fire Service National Benevolent Fund. You can read all about it on my blog. Thanks.
From your website photo it looks like you're a sailor, and that was the connections. Although I haven't been on the water in far too long, I used to love sailing in Annapolis, and on the Chesapeake Bay. The Baltimore chapter of Sisters in Crime does an annual short story collection featuring stories set in and around the Bay, so there's an 'opportunity' if you like. If there is any purpose to this kind of connection, it ought to be -- in my mind at least -- calling attention to opportunities that might not otherwise occur to those farther away. The sea and sailing always has an uncanny allure for readers and movie-goers (Dead Calm, for example) Again, let's hope these connections do you some good. Don't be shy, or afraid to ask.