Thursday, July 29, 2010

Miscellaneous Matters for Friday July 30

CHECK IN WITH author Jerry Peterson’s blog Friday to see his take on my latest book, End of the Line. Then come back here next week to see my interview with Jerry on my Mondays With Mike column. Jerry is the author of Early’s Fall, a mystery set in Kansas shortly after World War II.

Luanne and I had a great time at the Newton Public Library Monday night. We had a great discussion about plotting, characterization and other writing topics. Many thanks to Holly Youngquist from the library staff for making the arrangements!

OMG: Say it ain’t so!

Anyone who knows me knows I am a BIG Philadelphia Phillies fan. My family is from Philly and as a kid growing up I spend a couple of weeks every summer in Philly with family and friends. So naturally I’m elated that the Phillies have an eight game winning streak and have pulled within 2 ½ games of the division leading Braves. But on top of all that good news is this sour note: the team mascot, the Phillie Phanatic is being sued. Yes, it’s true. Seems a Pennsylvania woman is suing the big, green, lovable Phanatic for exacerbating her arthritis and forcing her to need knee replacement surgery. According to the lawsuit, the Phanatic claimed onto the woman at a minor league game in 2008. Oh the horrors of it all! Please, say it ain’t so!

Calendar of Crime: Mystery Conferences of Note

Killer Nashville Mystery & Thriller Conference, August 20-22, 2010, Franklin, TN

Writers’ Police Academy, September 24-26, Jamestown, NC

Bouchercon by the Bay, October 14-17, 2010, San Francisco, CA

Magna cum Murder, October 29-31, 2010, Muncie, IN

NoirCon, November 4-7, 2010, Philadelphia, PA

New England Crime Bake, November 12-14, 2010, Dedham, MA

Love is Murder, February 4-6, 2011, Rosemont, IL

Malice Domestic, April 29-May 1, 2011, Bethesda, MD

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