- Camille Minichino is teaching a set of 4 writing classes beginning Monday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to noon at JFK University in Pleasant Hill, California. To register: (925) 685-1230 X2689.
- Sharan Newman reports that one of her books (THE CHESSBOARD QUEEN) was an answer on Jeopardy. "After 35 years," she notes, "I finally made the big time."
- On Friday, March 2, mystery author Jonnie Jacobs will be our honored guest. Jonnie is author of 13 books of mystery and suspense, including the Kali O'Brien and Kate Austen mystery series. Her latest book, released just this month, is a standalone, PARADISE FALLS. Please plan on dropping in with your favorite cuppa and read what Jonnie has to say about our topic of the week...
NEXT TOPIC: INKLINGS, BUT NOT JUST ANY INKLING
Okay, just what is an inkling, anyway? Merriam Webster to the rescue: A slight indication or suggestion: hint, clue. A good definition for mystery writers, no?
The origin of the word (again, according to M-W): Middle English yngkiling whisper, mention, probably from inclen to hint at; akin to Old English inca suspicion.
Of course, maybe first inklings = first writings. First time of setting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). We shall see!