Thanks for the invite. Ha! I understand about the group blog thing but when you're pressed for time you may think differently!
Did I meet you at an MWA Symposium? Do you know me from the Guppies column I used to write for First Draft called "No Stone Unturned"? Or did you take one of those classes I used to do for Kiss of Death?
No matter. Good luck with your new promotion vehicle and next time you're awaiting a book, give me a heads-up and we can do a Q & A in my free, bi-monthly author's e-newsletter Soup'sOn. Lots of mystery writers have been in it: Susan McBride, and, oh, ...brain drain, but lots.
I know exactly what you mean about being a reading groupie. I just spent the weekend with Don Winslow at the Sydney Writers Festival. Lots of hero worship going on. I'm really glad you like the books. THE NIGHT FERRY is out on July 10 in the US. I'm doing a bit of a tour, which includes Houston. Texas is obviously an awfully big place and Friendswood could be miles away. (It's a great name for a place, by the way. I wish I'd thought of it and put it in a book).
In addition to Indigo's long-lost "twin," Smokie, we also have a gray marble cat that looks just like the one on your slideshow--cats DO rule! (I can still beat Smokie at Trivial Pursuit, but he wins every game of chase-the-laser-pointer-light!)