Friday, September 23, 2016

Quintessential Interview

Reviewer extraordinaire Daneet Steffens recently launched a new column at The Seattle Review of Books, aimed at covering "the latest goings on in mystery, suspense, and crime fiction." Each column will feature a (cheekily named) Quintessential Interview comprising five "top five" questions. To my delight, she invited me to participate in the first one. If you'd like to know my top five places to write, tunes to write to, or hometown spots, you can find out here. And be sure to read the rest of Daneet's column while you're at it!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Appearance: Raymond Village Library, 9/28

Mainers: I'll be chatting/reading/signing at the Raymond Village Library next Wednesday, 9/28, at 6:30PM. If you've already got copies of my books you'd like signed, feel free to bring 'em along. If not, I'm told Bridgton Books will have some on hand. Hope to see you there! Click through for details.

Monday, September 19, 2016

An Anthony Win!

I've just returned from Bouchercon New Orleans, and it was every bit as crazy as you might imagine. Good food, good drink, good programming, and good company—all in such excess that I'm utterly exhausted now.

I won't dare try to summarize my convention here, for fear I'll inadvertently omit someone or something and wind up feeling like an idiot. There is one thing I ought to mention, though: THE KILLING KIND won the Anthony Award for Best Novel.

To say I'm honored is an understatement. My fellow nominees—Catriona, Hank, Louise, and Matt—are such talented writers, I'm grateful to be counted in their company. Thanks to everyone who voted for me, and congratulations to everyone who took home an award last week (Anthony, Barry, Derringer, Macavity, Shamus, or otherwise), with particular shout-outs to Megan Abbott, Lou Berney, Susanna Calkins, Joelle Charbonneau, Glen Erik Hamilton, Jon Jordan, Ruth Jordan, David Morrell, Taylor Stevens, and Art Taylor.