Favorite Line Fridays

"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens." Carlos Ruiz Zafon, THE SHADOW …

Favorite Line Fridays

"Can you believe the weather?...Actually, I CAN believe the weather. What I can't believe is that I'm actually having a conversation about the weather." Maria Semple, WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE This is a book I loved and I am seriously looking forward to seeing the movie version with Cate Blanchett. It's not often that I …

Favorite Line Fridays

"Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family." Don Corleone from Mario Puzo's THE GODFATHER I don't know if there is a book with more intrigue, more drama, and more action all packed into one volume than this one. Even if you …

Talking About (the many) Pathways to Publication

Last weekend, the Central Virginia chapter of Sisters in Crime and a local library put on an event that was geared toward writers looking to get published. I was thrilled to be on the panel that spoke and answered questions. Of course, I know my own story, but what was interesting to me was how …

Feeling the Burn

For many of us, this winter has been a bit of a downer. So much rain and cold and even snow. But today...oh, today (and yesterday) have been a joy! We hit the 70s yesterday and will again today. It's even possible that there will be record highs here inĀ  Richmond today. That's just fine …

Sweet Beginnings and Grateful Endings

As November comes to a close and we slip into the busiest month of the year, there is much to be grateful for. One of my favorite things last month was the opportunity to speak about my books to the 5400 Club of the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center. While the focus of …