The mystery scene
Thanks so much for Alice and her driving-elf Merrily for taking over the blog for the last couple of weeks, and giving me both a fun read and a holiday from blog-writing. But I’m back now, kids. Well, more or less. I’m in Corte Madera (that’s just across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, still at the edge of the fog belt thank God) for the annual Book Passage Crime Writers Conference. It started with a bang yesterday, and dinner “under the stars” (well, the stars were there, even if it was too light to see them) was followed by the great Katherine Neville being interviewed by my buddy Cara Black.
I will also mention that, if you’re in the Bay Area and have nothing to do tonight (On a Friday? You poor thing!) I’m the speaker, at 8:00, and it’s open to the public. I’ll be giving a version of the talk I gave at the Pasadena conference, Twelve Steps to Frivolous Fiction, which some day when I have the luxury of time, I may actually develop and publish. But in the meantime, giving talks helps me step back and consider what I think. So that’s what you’ll hear tonight.
The UK tour is beginning to come together (go, Luton!) but again I’ll mention that if you have a local library or bookstore where you’d love to see me, post their contact in the comments section and we’ll see what we can do.
Now, off to join a truly fantastic group of mystery writers (present and future) for coffee on the patio.