Monday, November 5, 2012

Past is Prologue

I'm blogging today at the Sirens of Suspense about how revisiting my first books, the Iris Thorne Mysteries, has informed my later works.  Kindly stop by and comment, love it, etc.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Foolproof Schemes and Foolish Dreams

Me and a friend on the pier in Bandon, Oregon

I'm continuing my series of guest posts at Elizabeth A. White's Book Reviews about revisiting after 15 years my newly re-published Iris Thorne Mysteries. This time, I'm talking about my journey to Foolproof, Iris Thorne #4. Check it out to see what the computer game Doom, O.J. Simpson, Los Angeles' stairways, and an L.A. taxi driver have in common.

If you're interested in exploring L.A.'s stairways, and get a tough workout at the same time, this is a great guide to get started.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Talking Noir at LitFest Pasadena

UPDATE - - -

LitFest RAINED OUT... As anyone who might have shown up on March 17 quickly learned.

RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 12, 2012... This will give all of you time to brush up on your L.A. Noir.

Come out to Pasadena on Saturday, March 17 for the inaugural LitFest Pasadena, Pasadena's first community-wide book festival. It's from 9:30 - 5:00 in Central Park, between Fair Oaks Avenue and Raymond Avenue, north of Del Mar Boulevard.

Come see me on the Los Angeles Noir panel at 11:30 on the Harriet Doerr stage. I'll be opining about how the City of Angels has inspired the noir tradition in the past and today with my esteemed local colleagues: Denise Hamilton, Gary Phillips, and Naomi Hirahara. 

From 2:00 to 3:00, I'll be signing at the Book 'Em booth.

On Saturday, April 21, come out to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC Campus.  From 2:00 - 4:00, I'll be signing at the Sisters in Crime booth, Section F, Booth 373.  I'll also be signing at the Mystery Ink booth right next door, time to be determined. 

Would love to see you!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Beware the Sophomore Jinx

I'm guest blogging at Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White, discussing writing my second novel, Slow Squeeze, and facing the "sophomore jinx."  You might find it interesting.

I've also updated my website.  It now features all my books, including my long out-of-print first series, the Iris Thorne Mysteries, which I'm starting to release for the first time ever as e-books and trade paperbacks. 

The new website has its own blog, which means that I now have two blogs that I very sporadically update.  I may end up abandoning this blog or letting it go fallow. I'd like to keep it active because I'm fond of many of the posts.  For now anyway, me, the occasional blogger has two.  

Happy Valentine's Day!