- Mysti Berry finished her novella for Stark Raving Press, and is looking forward to sleeping in on Sunday.
- Ann Parker will be part of the 21st annual Festival of Women Authors sponsored by the YWCA Berkeley-Oakland. The festival takes place on Saturday, January 31, beginning at 9 a.m., at HS Lordships on the Berkeley Marina, in Berkeley, California, and features a full day of presentations, questions and book signings. The festival also includes continental breakfast and luncheon including a wine bar. Proceeds from the event will support YWCA community service programs. For tickets and more information, go to www.ywca-berkeley.org.
Do you remember being five or six years old, alone in your bedroom or maybe walking down a street too close to dark? You're suddenly seized with the certainty that someone, some thing is behind you. Your breathing is short and sharp, and your little legs want to start churning. And above all, you know you mustn't look back.
For most of us, we do eventually look back, and it's never Freddy Kruger or Death. For characters in a mystery, however, looking back may be one of the last things they ever do. Join us next week as we explore the impulses that tell us not to look back, and the consequences when we do.