Monthly Archives: October 2015

Have we talked about Dia de los Muertos?

I keep thinking we have, but I can’t find anything in the archives and that seems QUITE short-sighted of me. If you’re not familiar, Dia de los Muertos is the Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday in Latin America. … Continue reading

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Halloween movies for wimps–like me!

I am Fraidy MacFraidycat, Mayoress of Fraidyville. I don’t do gore or serious horror, and slasher films leave me cold. Having said that, I ADORE Halloween. It’s seriously my favorite holiday of the year. (I’m a big fan of any … Continue reading

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I have thoughts on Crimson Peak

So last weekend I went to see Crimson Peak and it was everything I hoped it would be. Oh, first the caveat–if you don’t want to read spoilers, stop reading now and come back on Tuesday. I’m serious; I’m going … Continue reading

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A mid-week bonus!

Thought you might enjoy this little tidbit I was sent courtesy of my writer pal Dean James! It’s called Duel at Blood Creek…

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Changes, changes!

So at the beginning of the month I contacted my web team about changing the name of the blog to “Journal”. That’s the name on the book in the center of the website’s landing page, and I thought it might … Continue reading

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So Thursday alllllmost got away from me without fresh bloggery

It doesn’t feel like a Thursday around here, chickens. It feels like a Friday which makes no sense whatsoever because then the blog would be EXTRA overdue. But there you go. (I blame post-conference letdown.) Today my mother was baking … Continue reading

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Roll out the red carpet–we have a guest!

Today I’m delighted to turn the blog over to Ashley Weaver. Her debut novel, MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL, was one of my absolute favorite books last year, and this autumn she’s back with the second book in the series, DEATH … Continue reading

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Great news!

Right now I’m in Raleigh attending Bouchercon, but I’m delighted to let you know that A CURIOUS BEGINNING is available in audio! I’m always thrilled when the different editions come out–I’m told we have a large print version in the … Continue reading

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A little frivolity…

I’m a big fan of frivolity. Life is either far too short or far too long to do without humor, glamour, joy, and silliness. And somewhere in the intersection of those things is lipstick. I am a firm believer in … Continue reading

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Meeting Agatha

One of the questions I get most–and dread most!–is “Who do you read?” I dread it because it isn’t terribly original to invoke Agatha Christie, but she has been the most influential writer for me. She is the ultimate in … Continue reading

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