Rebecca B. Swets's Blog (4)

Sleuthfest 2011 -- Put Some Sizzle in Your Writing

MWA-Florida's annual Sleuthfest 2011 is up and running....dates are Thursday, March 3 (Third Degree Thursday -- $75 extra), and March 4 - 6 (check website for cost), 2011, at the beautiful Deerfield Beach Hilton here in South Florida. Guests of Honor are Meg Gardiner (Friday) and Dennis Lehane (Saturday). Both will be on hand all weekend for the conference.

The usual fun things will take place, including the Flamango contest (Barry Eisler should be there to relinquish his…


Added by Rebecca B. Swets on August 7, 2010 at 4:28am — No Comments

Taking Time Off From Actually Putting Hands on a keyboard

Do you ever write by "not writing"? in other words, do you ever stop typing, walk away from the keyboard, but still have the book going on in your head, scenes scrolling by on the movie screen in your mind....ideas percolating....? Anybody?

Added by Rebecca B. Swets on May 14, 2010 at 7:54am — 1 Comment

Working writers and new books....

Well, folks I'm about 2/3 finished with the main plot on my new novel, GHOSTS, set in SC in the 80s. I am thinking about posting weekly as I write, asking for pointers, and possibilities, as the plot gets thicker, so to speak. I have about 15,000 words done, and am setting up my project board with the timeline etc tonight after the Elaine Viets booksigning at Murder on the Beach bookstore in Delray Beach, FL at 7 pm.

The basic plot is a young girl was convicted of killing her…


Added by Rebecca B. Swets on May 11, 2010 at 2:26am — 5 Comments

Martha Grimes in South Florida

Martha Grimes will be signing her new book, The Black Cat, at Murder on the Beach bookstore in Delray Beach, tonight at 7 pm. If you are in the area, please come. I plan to be there soaking up information, and having a great time in my favorite bookstore.

Added by Rebecca B. Swets on April 16, 2010 at 1:01am — No Comments

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