I had a great Saturday at the all-day seminar "A World of Fiction Writing" at American University, jointly sponsored by Washington Independent Writers. The speakers were great, especially the web-savvy team on the "Writers' Blogs," panel, and my fellow authors on the genre writing panel.
I had to leave a little early to get to the Borders Books & Music in the Capital Shopping Mall. I spent two hours there signing copies of Blood and Bone. I got a great welcome from those folks and will surely go back... when they've had time to order more books.
Then Sunday I paid a second visit to the Borders Express at the Dulles Town Center. Paired with fellow crime novelist Rique Johnson, we became more of an improv comedy team than a pair of writers, but together we signed a pile of books.
And for those of you who'd like to hear more about Love is Murder, the conference the weather wouldn't let me attend, check out the Mystery Turtles blog, where my pal Morgan Mandel chats about last weekend. I was supposed to be on a panel with Morgan, but she seems to have handled things pretty darn well without me. You can read her account at http://mysteryturtles.blogspot.com .
My big news this week is my blog tour stop at Pop Syndicate - http://www.popsyndicate.com/books/story/blog. Red-headed blog queen Angela Wilson introduced me to her audience there, and if you look over on the right side of her web page you'll see she interviewed me and posted a sample chapter of Damaged Goods. Not to be outdone I added an interview with my fictional detective Hannibal Jones. Check it out if you get a chance.