A few authors and special guests were treated to a wonderful evening that began with several horse-drawn carriages taking us on a leisurely tour through the French Quarter. That’s David Morrell next to me, the father of RAMBO as well as many other books, including a wonderful one on writing.
If you live in New Orleans, I will see you next week! I’ll be there for my first Bouchercon, a mystery-thriller convention named after Anthony Boucher (pronounced BOW-sure). But I will be doing some public events. This is the gorgeous Latter Library on the famous St. Charles Avenue in the
Last month I was at Thrillerfest again in NYC and here’s KJ Howe, soon-to-be debut author! Her book is called The Freedom Brokers, to be published by Hachette, and it’s so exciting. Got to have dinner with some of my YA author buds from other parts of the world —
If you’ve been a Ticketmaster customer between 1999-2013, you should have some voucher/discount credits in your account in the Voucher section because of the class-action settlement. But there is some confusion, and I’ve not seen any news that included all the info you’ll get here. I skimmed the actual legal
I am so excited to have this beautiful hardcover book in my hands! You can’t tell, but the title is embossed in gold. Below is the blurb I gave it. I loved this book. Â Because the main character is 21, you’ll find it in the adult section. But I feel
Here is the winner of the Tomorrow Prize, Matilda Berke, a high school junior, for her amazing short story ROCKSTAR. I predict great things for this very gifted writer. These are the four talented finalists and the actors who read their wonderful stories at the presentation yesterday at the
Click on the photo above to see it larger. I’m one of the final judges for The Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction written by students. The winner not only wins prizes but their school also benefits. All winners will be announced at a presentation and performance in May. So
Gillian G., a very talented illustrator, did these while watching our panel. I can’t believe someone can do that — amazing. Her link is at the end. I purposely left off any reference to Callie’s hair color so readers could imagineÂ themselvesÂ in her shoes. But I intentionally wanted to make the
I am in the writing cave, working on a new, secret project that I’m excited about. It’s not a Starters book, but something new. However, I was asked to be on the “Tense and Sensibility” Panel, “Ways to Tackle Tragedy in Young Adult Literature” at BinderconLA. With a title like
The WGA Foundation presented a Master Class today with John Sayles, shown here with moderator and writer Josh Olson (History of Violence). Sayles is known for his many indie films that he wrote and directed with funds from writing Hollywood screenplays. He impressed us all with his intelligence and openness.