It's a changing of the guard at The LadyKillers this week... We bid adieu to Mary Anna Evans, who has been a LadyKiller since way-back-when. We'll miss Mary Anna and her insightful Monday posts, but wish her well with all the exciting things going on in her life! You can catch up with Mary Anna at her own personal blog—It's like making sausage— and through her website.
A bit of shuffling around brings LadyKiller Mysti Berry to the Monday slot, and introduces a new blogger to our merry band of scribblers, Pat Morin! And now, a bit about Pat...
Besides being a writer of short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction books, Pat is also a psychotherapist with a Masters in both Counseling Psychology and Clinical Social Work. Pat is on the board of several organizations, and created and facilitated the Literary Project, an after-school program that helps middle-school students (interested in becoming authors) learn about the different writing genres. She has two collections of crime fiction short stories—MYSTERY MONTAGE and CRIME MONTAGE—from Top Publications, Ltd. You can read more about Pat and her writings on her website, http://www.patricialmorin.com. Pat's first post will be this coming Saturday, January 19.
Now, to other news...
- On Tuesday, January 15, we will be hosting honored guest author Lois Winston here at the LadyKillers. Lois writes the critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series featuring magazine crafts editor and reluctant amateur sleuth Anastasia Pollack.
- Wednesday, January 16, please be sure to drop by to see what author Carole Price has to say in her very first post as an official LadyKiller.
- On Saturday, January 19, at 2 p.m., Priscilla Royal will be signing THE SANCTITY OF HATE at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Same time, but different place: Ann Parker will join mystery authors Camille Minichino and Janet Dawson at the San Leandro Library, San Leandro, California, on January 19, at 2 p.m.
KEEP IT REAL
Keep it real -- that's our upcoming topic. So, just what does this phrase mean, anyway? The Online Slang Dictionary provides some definitions:
- to stay true to one's self; to resist the temptation to be fake.
- to be true to "the game," whatever the game happens to be.
- to stay cool.
And then, there's the (ahem) decidedly mathematical definition of "keep it real":