Happy half-hour was typically celebrated with our workshop group, followed by dinner during which we dispersed among the other writers present. Then we adjourn to the renovated Rec Hall for 8:00 readings. On Sunday night, Cathy Hankla and Sheri Reynolds read and Charlotte Morgan gave us our marching orders about the week’s structure.
Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms was published in 1848! It explains what a chore is (the equivalent of char in England), and polk, meaning sack. Needless to say, it’s my oldest slang dictionary, and it nicely illustrates that what was slang 200 years ago has moved into—and sometimes through—mainstream English!
The Virginia is for Mysteries: Volume II book tour is here. I’ll be speaking at events in bold.
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
1 – 4 pm
March 15, 2016
2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
5 – 9 pm
March 19, 2016
Russell Memorial Library
2808 Taylor Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321
10 am – 4 pm
March 19, 2016
Sisters in Crime Table
Omni Hotel Atrium
212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
April 2, 2016
Libbie Place Shopping Center
5515 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
12:00 noon – 2 pm
April 9, 2016
1312 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
June 25, 2016
4934 High St W
Portsmouth, VA 23703
10 am – 5 pm
The Festival of the Written Word is a celebration of the power and beauty of writing. Embrace your creativity and immerse yourself in literacy, ideas and imagination. The festival will include live readings, writing tips, panel discussions with local authors and food vendors. It’s an activity that the whole family can enjoy.
Authors scheduled to speak at this year’s event:
I hope to see you there!
Don’t forget Chesterfield County Public Library’s Murder at the Library on October 30th.
It is your chance to be the detective in the latest mystery!
Examine the crime scene, follow the clues and solve the mystery! You’re the detective in this interactive mystery night, with a script written by Sisters in Crime.
Mystery writers from the Sisters in Crime will take you behind-the-scenes with an author talk, book sale and signing.
Check out what is in the silent auction. Tickets and silent auction will benefit the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library.
Tickets are $25 ($40 per couple) and include two drinks and heavy hors-d’oeuvres. You can purchase tickets here.
I’m thrilled to participate in the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival this Saturday, August 22.
Kathleen Kelley stopped by The Hampton Roads Show earlier this week to talk about the festival. Click the play button below to view the interview and learn more.
The day-long festival includes mystery, suspense, romance and women’s fiction authors. There will be book signings, fan meet & greets, author readings, workshops, and moderated panel discussions. You can come and go as you please.
FYI, The ticketed, one-hour VIP Meet & Greet has already sold out. Tickets were $15, which included a Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival Swag Bag, refreshments, and an hour with the authors.