- Camille Minichino and Ann Parker hit the road south this week with two events in the LA area. Their visit to the Huntington Beach Public Library looks fun!
- Michael A. Black has finished a revision of his new thriller Blood Edge, and completed teaching his creative writing class. Rest up, Mike!
- Ellen Kirschman returned from the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, where she heard the Deputy Chief and head psychologist from Dallas PD describe how they coordinated services for employees and their families after the assassination of five Dallas Police officers in July.
Next Week: Series--Problems and Benefits
We all love a good series: characters who grow rather than change too much, milieus that may be refreshed from time to time but stick close to the first book in theme if not geography, and a voice that we can fall in love with. But what's it like for writers of those series? What's easy about writing a series, and what challenges to they bring? Join us next week as we explore the pleasures and frustrations of the series.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle couldn't kill Sherlock Holmes.
What writer doesn't long to create a series with that kind of audience resonance?