Saturday, June 24, 2023

Framingham Farmer's Market


Had a great day selling and signing books at the Framingham Farmer's Market, in the kickoff day of this Summer event.

Also selling books was Tilia Klebenov-Jacobs.
For an interview with Tilia, click here

Here she is with a fan.

These folks sold out of all their good breads!

Lovely day with good crowds

Thanks to the market staff (Bill, Cat in particular), and all those who made this day a success! 

Saturday, June 17, 2023

David Daniel Talk at Tatnuck's

 Went to a great reading and chat at Tatnuck Booksellers in Westborough, MA. 

David Daniel gave a few short readings from his new book Beach Town: Stories.

Some interested folks came out on a rainy Saturday to enjoy the reads and ask questions.

Here he is with Rebecca, the marketing and Events Coordinator.

Great bookstore! I'll be making more trips there in the future. Huge space and selection there.

Monday, June 12, 2023

2023 Maine Crime Wave Mystery Conference

Wow- another great conference for mystery writers, this one in Portland, Maine. 

Filled with superstars of the mystery writing world, it was a great day to meet and chat with fellow writers of the genre.

Here's Kate Flora, helping out, as she always does.

To see an interview with Kate, click here-

Carla Neggers, who won the Maine Crime Master Award there!

Gayle Lynds with Kathy Lynn Emerson, who received the Lea Wait Award.

Diane Kenty and Brenda Buchanan

To see an interview with Matt, click here-
To see an interview with BJ, click here-

Perennial winners of the cutest couple award- Chris and Katrina Holm

To see an interview with Dick, click here-

Kate Flora

Another Kate! Kate Cone

To see a book launch post about Nicole, click here-

Had quite a good crowd for the day

More folks- here's Barb Ross with Zakariah Johnson
To see an interview with Barbara, click here-

And there were lots of panels.

Here's one with Barb Ross moderating Nicole Asselin, Katherine Hall Page, Kathryn Lasky, Dick Cass

Jessica Ellicott moderates for Kathryn Miles, Carolyn Wilkins, Cheryl Head, James Ziskin

Chris Holm with our seller of our books at the event- Barb Kelly of Kelly's Books to go

Jules, Dick, Kate

More panels! 

And the big one, and the most fun!

Kate Flora interviews Kathy-Lynn Emerson

John Clark, a long-time Maine writer

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Lots of Spring shows online

It's been a busy Spring. I've been on a few Zoom calls, with chats and a panel. 

Good stuff here, with some recent shows. 

The Upper Hudson chapter of Sisters in Crime held a Murderous March conference. Here's our panel, with noted Western mystery writers, and me as moderator, for- Murder at High Noon: Western Mysteries that Rope the Reader In-

And I had a great talk with writer Baron R. Birtcher, on his show The Writer's Bar:



Another good talk with Kim Shapiro... 

A talk with author C.B. Bernard on his debut novel for the Tewksbury Writer's Night Out, where I'm moderator. 

I gave a couple of workshops at the NH Writer's Project 603 Conference.

This Saturday, I'll be up in Maine for the Maine Crime Wave mystery writer conference. 

Next Month, I'll be a guest on the MURDER WE WRITE podcast! 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

NH Writer's Project 603 Conference

 Had a great time at the NH Writer's Project 603 Conference last Saturday.

Thanks to all who worked hard to make this a success for all!

This annual show is presented by an organization that works to help area writers with speakers and programs of interest. The day featured speakers, panels, classes, and a pitch party, where people had their short work read and commented on by a panel of experts.

Our check-in crew:

Had a good crowd for our morning speaker, Mark D'Agostino

Masheri Chappelle, who helped run the whole thing, with noted author James Patrick Kelly, one of the panelists.

Some of my fellow members of the Nashua contingent of the NHWP

Allyson and Amy

Allyson and Dave Agans, author of The Urban Legion


Dave, Allyson, Ron

Author Rob W Greene. one of the conference speakers

Robert Wheeler, a Hemingway super-fan, with two books out about the legendary writer's locations

Matthew Valentinas, power agent/attorney

Met a lot of interested writers attending the conference.