What does an author do when they finally finish writing a series?Read More
For the past two years, I have been growing out my hair for the day that it was long enough to cut away the part that I colored. I wanted to go back to a more natural style and see just what my hair was doing under that color. Today I found out. Nearly all the added color has been snipped away and I feel. much lighter.
The owner of the salon said the look made me look younger. But of course, he would have to say that. He can’t say, “You look like a spotted hyena wearing stripes.” That would be rude and bad for business.
I thanked him and told the stylist that wasn’t what I was going for. “Age appropriate, was what I was after.”
Hopefully I hit that mark. Now up update all my author photos. Ugh!!
… 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
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
One thing I love about Books-a-Million (BAM) is that they have a HUGE romance section. It is one of my must stop locations each month. I love looking at Harlequin series romance for two reasons. First,Read More