Monday, April 30, 2012

Serial Killers I'd Like To Meet

All this week at Criminal Minds we're discussing which serial killers we'd like to question. My first and only choice was Ted Bundy, a man terrorizing young women in the 70's, when I was a young coed myself.  Drop on by by today and all week to see which serial killers tickle the minds and imaginations of the bloggers at Criminal Minds.

On another note, yes, yes, yes, I know I've been remiss in keeping up this blog. But not to worry, you'll see more posts in the near future.

Right now I'm on a June 30th deadline to finish up my first Granny Apples novella and get it to my new publisher, Berkley. On its heels I will be delivering the 8th Odelia Grey novel to Midnight Ink. So it's not like I've been slacking off.

B and Raffi say "hey!"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Time Again for the LA Times Festival of Books!!

This coming Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held at the USC campus in Los Angeles.

Yeeeeee Haaaaaa!

I love this annual event. It's a time when I can connect with many more readers than possible during the rest of the year. More importantly, the event celebrates every aspect of the written word for all ages and tastes.

I will be at the book festival both days this year, dividing my time between 4 mystery booths. My book signing schedule is as follows:

12-2 - Sisters In Crime/LA booth
4-5 - Mysterious Galaxy booth

10-12 - Sisters In Crime/LA booth
12-1 - Mystery Ink booth

The rest of the time I will be working at the booth run by the So Cal Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.  All of these booths are usually right next to each other or back-to-back with each other, so if you want to catch me and don't see me at one booth, check them all out. You can also ask for me at the So Cal MWA booth. They should know where I am or when I'll be back.

The weather in LA is supposed to be downright gorgeous this weekend, so round up the family and come on down to USC.

I'll be writing for you. Oops, I mean waiting for you!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Was The Beev Bad?

This week on Criminal Minds we're discussing which fictional kids we could see becoming either a killer or a cop.  Instantly, Beaver Cleaver came to mind. Is it possible he was just preparing for a life of crime or maybe just a single incident of "going postal."

You decide.  Was the Beev Bad?

And don't forget to check back during the week to see what my fellow Criminal Mindscome up with. Could be very interesting!