… we spotted some alligators, fish and one very large turtle on the Loop Trail, a 27 mile unpaved road that curves through the cypress hummocks. Finally, we stopped at Ochopee, Florida at the country's smallest operating …Read More
Back from the All Write 2018 Event at Nova Southeastern University with four workshops on the craft of writing, held in Fort Lauderdale, FL and presented by Florida Mystery Writers of America.Read More
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Of course there are the physical outfits you need to back and that emergency outfit that you need in case of a event including marinara or red wine. But what other goodies to I tote with me?Read More
Heading to Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention!
No autographs please!
I'm especially looking forward to eating lunch with Ian Rankin and Karin Slaughter. And when I say eating lunch with, I mean sitting in a gigantic ballroom watching a video feed of these two superstars while I flip through their books and wonder how long the line will be to have them sign my copy.
So why was I at the Vinoy two weeks early?
It's a long story made short. UPS wanted me to take my boxes of 250 books from Longboat Key, past St. Pete to their loading dock in Tampa. Then they'd drive them back to St. Pete and all for the price of 250 clams. So instead, I called the shipper, printed a lager invoice from the internet and showed up on their loading dock.
I wonder if my books will end up in those conference bags?
While I was acting as my own trucking company, I decided to swing by the hotel and see what was what. Wow, is it beautiful. The hotel was a grand waterfront resort in 1925, just in time for the Great Depression. If you had been here in the 1980's, you cold have had a room for $7 a night as the hotel hit it's all-time low. Now, after a 3.5 million dollar reno, the hotel is a grand pink lady once more.
Hope to see you at St. Pete's Bouchercon Conference.
Welcoming the Rich & Famous
What do Jimmy Steward, Joe DiMaggio, Tom Petty and Brad Pitt have in common?
One thing is that they all were guests at the Vinoy!
This is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and the movie The Meg releases next week. Everyone is buzzing about the prehistoric Carcharodon Megalodon shark. This extinct sea creature was the size of a school bus. Many of you know that I am a fossil and treasure hunter. But Jenna, you haven't actually found one of these teeth! Well...yes, I have!Read More
The sun is shining and the berries are ripe. It's berry-picking time in New York. I picked 7 pounds. Now how do you pick the best berries and what do you do with them afterwards?
Here are five little tricks to achieve the best results in berry picking.
1. Sample the berries
First thing and right off, you want to know that those berries are sweet and ripe andRead More
Whether you prefer to bring your entire library on your eReader, or the freedom and low-risk of a single paperback, you might want to pack a few extra goodies in that beach bag. Here are my top eight beach accessory must-have products.Read More
Creating a book cover is a challenge. This particular cover is for a FREE ebook, a free novella, that I am creating to giveaway to my newsletter subscribers and new subscribers to my VIP Readers list.Read More
Their are readers and then there are those voracious consumers of books. They stack books beside their bed, cram their Kindle with new offerings and have that most precious and reveared shrine of all in their home...I speak of...the keeper shelf. These fans review books, re-read books, attend conferences, expos and 'cons in order to find that next read.
So how do you know if YOU are a super-fan? There are some warning signs...Read More
I often find that getting away from my computer gives me a fresh perspective. Perhaps it's the distance or the fresh air or the fact that I rarely have a pen to jot down that epiphany that lures the muse. But I often get story ideas, plot twists or dialog snippets when I am not writing.Read More