Hi Diana - got your Dial Om for Murder for Christmas and it is so cool and so fun to see my daughter's name in it. Thank you so much. After a very rough year and a half she is doing great (we got her a dog and that seems to have helped her tremendously). She was flattered that you had remembered her too (and will read the book as soon as I am done). You are a doll. Hope your Christmas has been even half as good.
Just nicely finished Corpse Pose and loved it. My daughter (who is having a rotten time right now with thyroid cancer) read your Poetic Death series and is urging me to write you and demand another installment - she is 17. Well done on the new series (the kid will likely read it next)
Thanks Diana. I keep trying to respond to this and either my computer or internet server just won't let me. Not sure what I did to them.
Love the new word. I think there could be lots of applications for it. Like when the kids do something totally alien (more alien than usual that is) and you could say that they are acting like nonbloodkin instead of telling them to behave properly etc.
Bloody Words in Toronto next year - that I can get to. Maybe LCC in Hawaii but it is unlikely at this point. Might go to Washington DC the end of May for a Wedgwood International Seminar but that depends on sister. (well on husband and kids too, who may well not be speaking to me by then since I am such a grouch with sister stuff)
And saying that Diana, I forgot to mention that it would be great fun to meet you. And - now that you are done catching up on television you can go read Mad Mouse. It is a really fun read. I adore Chris. Do you want to borrow my copy?
Jen and I have kind of a complicated relationship. We are E-sisters, adopted first by our E-Mother Sandy and then by E-Mothers Bev and Nicole. So we share three parents which is more than most sisters. I am also (although you will never believe this part) the older sister (which is a first me being the baby in my own family by many years). Actually, we have a lot of fun and there are Jen *feels* like a real kid sister to me. I wish we were going to Malice but alas I am making no plans for anything this spring due to the real life illness of a sister here.
Let's see...haven't had much time for reading lately. I'm working a zillion obscure projects.
I have been indulging my love for guilty pleasure TV, and in fact, I believe I should do a little mini-blog on The Professionals. This was British '70s crime TV at its nutty best. I ADORE it. I've now seen all 57 episodes.