I grew up in Barrington, Ill, also a suburb of Chicago. Although I have lived in California since entering college ( a billion years ago), in my heart of hearts, I still see myself as a midwesterner.
I am looking forward to chatting about writing with other mystery buffs here on Crimespace. I don't have tons of time to do this, but I will jopin the group as often as I can.
I see that you have attended some Mystery conferences. I am jealous, and I hope to go to one within the next year. I don't write as often as I should, and right now, I am wavering between spending the money on a good onlune Writing class, or on a Writers convention. Which would you suggest?
Hi Lisa, I see that you were born in Chicago. Although I was born and spent most of my life in Los Angeles, I've been a life-long Cubs fan. The old L. A. Angels were the farm team for the Cubs. We even had our own Wrigley Field here, a smaller version of the one in your town. I love Chicago, but if I lived there I wouldn't be able to write. I'd spent the day shivering from the wind and cold. Good luck with you writing. If you ever get to Southern California, send me an email and I drive you around, take you to some great indie bookstores to sign.