|Robert Dugoni and me at Litchfield Beach|
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The tenth “Murder on the Menu,” sponsored by the Friends of the Wetumpka (Alabama) Library will follow “Murder in the Magic City” on February 9 at the Wetumpka Civic Center with authors from across the country. I look forward to attending both events this year for the first time as an author. Authors will include: Kaye Wilkinson Barley, Brynn Bonner aka Brenda Witchger, Jennifer Brooks, Don Bruns, Karen Cunningham, Flo Fitzpatrick, Kaye George, Bert Goolsby, Polly Iyer, James. M. Jackson, Toni L.P. Kelner, Linda Lovely, Mike Orenduff, Dee Phelps, Neil Plakcy, Denise Swanson, Jaden Terrell, Jane Tesh, and Ellis Vidler.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
“Murder in the Magic City,” a mystery readers and writers’ conference presented by the Southern Sisters chapter of Sisters in Crime, will take place at the Homewood Public Library, in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The guests of honor are bestselling authors Robert Dugoni and Julia Spenser-Fleming. The conference features author panels, food, refreshments, and a basket auction to benefit Shoals Animal Advocates. Margaret Fenton is the planning coordinator. In addition to her excellent efforts on behalf of the conference, Margaret has written short stories and the novel Little Lamb Lost (Oceanview Publishing 2009).
Thursday, January 9, 2014
In 2013, I am grateful for two featured stories published in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, a monthly online publication of the Bethlehem Writers Group. Founded in 2006, this Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based community of writers has an annual short story competition. This year, the theme is “food stories” and the celebrity judge is Rebecca Forster. Entries must be original works of less than 2000 words submitted through the online form by no later than February 17, 2014. The fee for each entry is $10. My story, “Long in the Tooth,” placed third in last year's competition with celebrity judge Hank Phillippi Ryan.