Have a safe and fun Halloween!
Yesterday I drove up to Washington, D.C. to tour the Congressional Cemetery with fellow members of the Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter. Established in 1790, the Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place for congressman, justices, military leaders and hundreds of colorful and fascinating individuals. According to our tour guide, 55,000 folks rest in the Congressional Cemetery. If you are ever in D.C. this historic gold mine is a must see.
I gathered with fellow Virginia authors Meg Medina, Natale Stenzel and Kit Wilkinson at the Gayton Library on Tuesday night. We each read from our favorite Banned Books including Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes (Meg), A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Natale), The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Kit) and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (me). It was not only a great cause but great fun!
Broke away from the computer the other night and drove to Charlottesville, VA for the Keith Urban and Sugarland concert. Had a great time! I’m a huge Sugarland fan and even gave them a little shout out in I’M WATCHING YOU.
I’ve been back from the Romance Writers of America’s 2009 Washington, D.C. convention for a week now but I’ve been so busy with my latest book I’ve not had much time to post. All the authors are arranged in ABC order and I had great fun visiting with folks I see each year including Monica Burns, Terri Brisban and Kathryn Caskie.
I had the great pleasure of being interviewed last week by Terry Kate the creator of Romance In the Backseat. The blog is Terry’s brainchild and is designed to bring authors and readers together. As my fellow Virginia Romance Writer Natale Stenzel drove, Terry interviewed me and asked all kinds of great questions about my latest releases, Dead Ringer and Dying Scream (December 2009). After my interview Natale and I switched seats and I drove while Terry asked Natale about her latest paranormal Between A Rock and A Heart Place. Other writers Terry has interviewed include Sabrina Jeffries and Sheila Roberts. My interview should be up in a couple of months. I’ll keep you posted…
Be sure to check out Terry’s site: www.romanceinthebackseat.com.