Category Archives: Places

Missing Mona attends the Austin Blues Society fundraiser, Sunday Jan 17, 2016.

If you happen to be in the Austin, TX area this weekend, please swing by the Skylark Lounge for the Austin Blues Society ( International Blues Challange 2016 fundraiser on Sunday (starting at 3:00pm) for some great live blues and … Continue reading

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Beauty in unexpected places—SFO at night.

The 6th floor of a parking garage is not the place I typically expect to find beautiful or moving surroundings—especially since I am standing near where things ended badly for Eddy Blake at the end of my second novel Mash … Continue reading

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CIA, FBI and a Rock Star: My weekend at the Mystery Writers Conference at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA

Where can you go to meet a former CIA operative, an undercover FBI officer, an author with an honorary doctorate from Harvard, a rock star who has written two books and acted in soap operas, and a medical doctor who … Continue reading

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What would you pay to keep your local bookstore open?

A friend just sent me an article from NPR about stores banning books that have been published by Amazon. Essentially not wanting to help a competitor, Barnes and Noble and others, including independents, have chosen to simply not carry Amazon … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Nine in the Black Swamp Reunion.

I visited the Black Swamp recently for a sibling reunion. Our first actually. We managed to agree on a place and show up for lunch where they were out of perch. Now how could a restaurant 100 yards from Lake … Continue reading

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