|Susan M. Boyer, Kendel Lynn, PGB, Cathy Pickens|
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
|Photo by Catriona McPherson|
Art Taylor’s short story “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants,” originally published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, won the 2013 Agatha for Best Short Story at Malice Domestic. Art has been described as “becoming one of the most distinguished short-story writers of his generation.” (EQMM March/April 2013). His story, told from three distinct viewpoints, is about a man who invites his current lover and her husband to dinner. Also joining the party is the man’s former lover. I feel privileged to have been at the banquet table with Art, his wife, and friends when the award was announced. Congratulations, Art!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
|Liz Stauffer, Sally Goldenbaum, B.K. Stevens, me, Wendy Tyson|
My first Malice Domestic panel was fantastic! Authors Sally Goldenbaum, LizStauffer, B.K. (Bonnie) Stevens, Wendy Tyson, and I discussed how “Three Heads Are Better Than One,” concerning sleuths who work in teams. Debut authors Liz and Wendy have several completed novels—Liz in one series and Wendy in two. Malice participants could purchase Sally’s latest Seaside Knitters novel, MURDER IN MERINO. Bonnie, who’s published over forty short stories, has her first novel INTERPRETATION OF MURDER coming out from Black Opal Press. On Mother’s Day, Bonnie's family celebrated by giving her: a black opal pendant (husband) and engraved carving board (daughter).
|From B.K. Stevens' Facebook Page|
Friday, May 9, 2014
|Hyatt Bethesda, MD|
On May 2-4, 2014, I attended my eleventh Malice Domestic and had a wonderful time. The convention took place at the Hyatt in Bethesda, Maryland, about a half hour’s drive from Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
A few years ago, I met cab driver Aziz Rakla, who helped several of us take a writer to the hospital. He gave me his card. Now, each year, I call and he provides my transportation at Malice.
In the evening, I gathered with fellow WWK bloggers at La Madeleine (French restaurant) where we had our group picture taken by manager Godi Serge.
|WWK Bloggers and Friends|
Saturday, May 3, 2014