Hi there Patrick. Thanks so much for adding me as a friend. I'd love to swap ideas as well as writing any time. I read your blog and I'm definitely the newbie. LOL. I'd love for you to check out my website jeanniebarber.com and sign the guestbook some time. I'm VERY open to suggestions! Wow....so glad to be part of this group.
The ...Velvet Claws book is available online from All Book Stores (think that's keyed in ok). Copies as low as $4.99 but much higher if you want an earlier hardover editon. If I remember correctly , a first edition was even listed.
Thanks so much for the info, that was so nice of you!
I do like J.A. Konrath and I like that quote.
I actually purchased the Rosetta Stone learning Italian thing. :o) It's pretty good so far. I also started an Italy fund so that I'll get myself there one day! I have 14 smackers so far. (I would have more if someone hadn't hit my brand new car!)
I see you went to your first writer's conference, how neat. I'm going to my first one next month in Natick, MA. I'm so excited! I can't believe you got to meet Tess G. and Joe!