Love Conquers, er, Embarassment?

I know I've said this before, but there are very few people in the world I love more than my grandfather. He's 88, and he's old. I ought to know: he never stops reminding me, and everyone else, of it.… Continue Reading

Shades of Gray

I never did finish "25 Days of Books." I can't believe I faithfully did it for 24 days then on the 25th and final day, I just couldn't bring myself to post anything. I still can't, even if I know… Continue Reading

Day 24 – Tana French

December 24Day 24 Tana French I first became aware of Tana French when I was looking at the Mystery Writer's of America list of Edgar Award winners for 2007. I wanted new mystery authors to read, and her debut novel,… Continue Reading

Day 23 – Kelli Stanley Interview

December 23Day 23 Kelli Stanley Interview Before I get on with today's post, I want to remind you I'm donating $1 for every new Twitter follower between now and December 31 to Reading is Fundamental. Details here. Due to some… Continue Reading

Day 22 – Reading is Fundamental

December 22Day 22 Reading is Fundamental Yesterday, Jason Pinter, author of the Henry Parker series, came up with a good idea. He decided to pledge $1 for each new follower he got between today and midnight, December 31 and donate… Continue Reading

Day 21 – Kelli Stanley

December 21Day 21 Kelli Stanley Kelli Stanley's CITY OF DRAGONS was one of the books I most enjoyed this year. 1940 San Francisco. China Town. Miranda Corbie, a former Spanish Civil War nurse and ex-escort, now a private investigator, is… Continue Reading

Day 20 – John Grisham

December 20Day 20 John Grisham I'm wondering, if among crime fiction enthusiasts, John Grisham doesn't get the respect he deserves. Sure, he's mega-successful in a way few authors are, and frankly, I tend to write off certain high-profile-thriller-writers-whose-names-I-shall-not-mention because some… Continue Reading

Day 19 – The Supporting Cast

December 19Day 19 The Supporting Cast Most people who read my blog know I'm an aspiring author. I consider this a major step up in the world, because for almost 40 years I was an aspiring writer. I no longer… Continue Reading

Day 18 – True Crime

December 18Day 18 True Crime I've always had a soft spot for Truman Capote. Probably because I'm named after Holly Golightly. My dad was watching BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S in a ski lodge bar and decided if he ever had a… Continue Reading

Day 17 – Hilary Davidson

December 17Day 17 Hiliary Davidson When I first heard the premise of Hilary Davidson's debut novel, THE DAMAGE DONE, I knew it would be at the top of my "To Be Read" pile as soon as it released. Unfortunately, I… Continue Reading