I blog so infrequently these days, I figured the least I could do is to let you know that I'm guest blogging today at the NY chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. Death and Taxes
To my friends in south Jersey... tomorrow (Sunday) is Lines on the Pines, a gathering of authors, artists and artisans celebrating the Pine Barrens. Spring forward and then join me in the Grand Ballroom at the Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City where I'll be signing books and otherwise making a fool of myself..
1. It was a scene out of Currier & Ives. The Victorian cottages, lit up after dark. Men, women and children ice skating on the frozen pond, sipping hot chocolate and warming their hands by the bonfire. The horse-drawn sleigh making its way around the property. We climbed into the carriage and allowed the horses… Continue reading Four from Mr. Romantic
Folks in other parts of the country are surprised when I tell them about the Pine Barrens. After all, it’s not what people think of when they think of New Jersey. You might be surprised to find more than one million acres of pine forests and cranberry bogs less than one hundred miles from Manhattan,… Continue reading the jersey devil rampage – 108 years ago today
I don’t do resolutions, but it’s hard to avoid the urge to contemplate the meaning of life at the beginning of a New Year. So I’ve decided to share a few of the life lessons that have served me well in the past year and that will continue to guide my actions in 2017. 1.… Continue reading Murder on the Newlywed Game and Other Life Lessons Revisited
According to the publisher (Scholastic) Dog Man has a 3rd grade reading level and a 2nd - 4th grade interest level. I guess that says something about my reading habits because Dog Man, the new book by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants) is certain to find its way onto my list of the best… Continue reading Dog Man
Two weeks ago I was at Bouchercon along with 2000 readers and writers of crime fiction. This past week-end I was at Creatures, Crimes and Creativity (C3) with 85. They are obviously different events if for no reason other than size, but they are perhaps more alike than different. Both celebrate a love of reading.… Continue reading C3