- Camille Minichino will facilitate a discussion of Kathy Reichs's FATAL VOYAGE at Towne Center Books in Pleasanton, CA, Tuesday, November 20, at 7 PM.
TOPIC OF THE WEEK: WRITING RITUALS
Between turkey prep and pumpkin pie, The LadyKillers will be discussing writing rituals.
PICK AN OBJECT
Along the line of giving thanks, we asked The LadyKillers "pick an object that symbolizes something special to you, and tell us why." Here's the response:
- Camille - This year's Thanksgiving card to Camille from Verna, a childhood friend from
first grade; we call each other "forever friends."
- Margaret - An object that symbolizes something special for me is an old-fashioned wooden desk chair that sits on a fringed oriental rug. A crocheted shawl is thrown over the back of the chair, and on the rug there is a tea canister and a stack of my most recent book, House of Whispers, its cover proudly on display. This arrangement sits on my desk, as it's all of about four inches high and five inches wide. The shawl and tea symbolize comfort, the chair symbolizes productivity, the books symbolize achievement, and the whole thing symbolizes friendship, as the little scene was made for me by The LadyKillers' own multi-talented Camille Minichino. Thank you, Camille!
- Michael - I received a Cook County Medal of Merit Award, which is an award for excellence in police work. Sort of like a gold star in school. Most of the time the award is given to cap off a career, as in my case. Sometimes it's awarded earlier. It's given out in a neat ceremony in downtown Chicago at the historical center and is presented by the Cook County Sheriff. Also, not objects, however, I'd like to add I'm thankful for our four-legged friends (dogs, cats) who enrich our lives and ask for so little in return.
- Ann - My grandmother's dining room table. For Thanksgiving, we gussy it up, put in all the leaf extensions we have, and add the extended family. I always feel good having family sitting around that table, as familes have for generations of Thanksgivings!