Rhys - so enjoyed your appearance at M is for Mystery last night and can't wait to finish the new Molly Murphy book. It's always a pleasure to hear you speak and learn about the adventures of Molly and Georgie. Can't wait til the September launch of the new Royal book!
Karen Syed at Echelon Press in Maryland is doing the book. I just got the cover art sent to me yesterday. The first chapter is on my web site (which for some unsolvable reason can only be accessed through explorer) I would be honored if you took a look.
I obviously have yet again miss-communicated. My book launches in July so it is a trifle late for it to see daylight in a critique group. After being in business myself for forty years I can understand your publishers concerns of aiding the enemy so to speak. Please rest assured I will still admire your work and strive as best I can to preserve the traditional as a form of mystery. Allan
The Harriet Vane Chapter of Sisters in Crime enjoyed your talk at the salad bar dinner hosted by Susan Stanley and Kathryn Scotten in Portland. We are all reading and enjoying your new series!
PS - if you don't recognize my picture - it's not really me :)
Sounds familiar, last year while I was at Love Is Murder in Chicago a tornado was dancing with the house I have in Florida.
I got the place fix (in Florida time) then lent it out to three folks whos house were totaled. Heading down tomorrow to see what it looks like one year later.
I'm back from a weekend in SF performing a wedding ceremony at the B of A's beautiful Carnelian Room ... I married a DA's investigator and a criminal prosecutor from Monterey County ... the guests were a gold mine of law enforcement stories and information!
Now, I'm ready to start the new year with faithful attention to Crimespace ...
Happy New Year Rhys and friends.
Yes, New York is not for the unfit or the faint hearted, but I love being there. I always feel so energized, as if life is going on all around me.
I'm so glad you're enjoying Her Royal Spyness!
I know, I spent a few days in heels in NYC last week, and it almost killed me- hard to adjust when you spend most of the days in slippers! Loving Her Royal Spyness, I've almost finished it. Happy holidays-
Happy holidays to you! I agree about the disappearance of mystery bookstores being a sad thing. This discussion is on another list somewhere, I think. For my one real book tour, which was much earlier this year, I must say I got a great warm welcome from all I visited. You've had much more experience than I at this game. :)
I'm so glad that Ben Justice is enduring so well as a series. Not the norm these days.
I'm still writing the Molly Murphy books (book 7 comes out next spring) and I've begun the new HER ROYAL SPYNESS series--lighter, satire on the British upper classes set in 1930s London. It's doing really well so far (coming out as a Reader's Digest condensed book in the spring. I've never been condensed before. I wonder if it will hurt?)