- On July 31, Terry Shames be in Sacramento, California, doing a mystery evening event along with authors Cara Black, Rhys Bowen and Catriona McPherson. The event is sponsored by the Sacramento Bee Book Club. Location: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., 6PM doors open at 5:15PM. Free, but a ticket is required. For more information go to: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/08/6538891/between-the-lines-bee-book-club.html.
- Camille Minichino has just sent off the manuscript for the first in her new Post Office Mystery series, “Death Takes Priority” by Jean Flowers. Join us in giving Camille three hearty cheers and huzzahs!
- While Mysti Berry nurses a summer cold and resents the gorgeous weather, her husband Dale Berry while at Comic-Con has chatted with a representative from Bad Robot and the gracious and clever producer Roy Conli. Did you know producers have bodyguards? At least at Comic-Con they do!
PROTAGONISTS AND "FAMILY ISSUES"
Unlike real life, in fiction a writer gets to "pick" the protagonists' relatives and throw whatever "family issues" seems reasonable into the p(l)ot.... or not (there are those "loners" with no family history to speak of as well... which can be an issue in and of itself).
This week, the LadyKillers delve into the fictional family tree and talk about family issues in the pages.
FEETS OF GREAT CREATIVITY
A question that sometimes is directed to writers is: What do you wear to write? (Hint: It's usually not a three-piece or prom gown.) An ancillary question that the LK admin decided to pose to the LK contingent is: What's on your FEET when you write? Do you "bare your sole(s)" as you pound out the prose, or is your choice of covering perhaps more along the line of fuzzy slippers?
The LadyKillers respond.. in some cases, "archly," to this instep-intrusive question:
Carole: Au naturel, at least today.
Mike: I usually write in stocking feet.
Priscilla: Slippers covered in cat hair....often with perp close to hand--er--foot.
Terry: Barefoot anytime I can. If it's too chilly, sox!
Staci: This time of year, I don't wear anything at all on my feet when I'm writing at home.
Camille: (Ref: photo) Here I am. Okay, it’s my 5-year-old grandniece wearing sox I gave her from a cute store in Grand Central Station, but it’s all fiction, right?
Ann: (secretly lusting after Camille's grandniece's footwear...) Socks! Always! The more colorful and cozy, the better.
- Mysti: I brought a summer cold home with me from NYC, so I am wearing my husband-mandated footwear (cozy slippers)
- Sharan: I rarely wear socks unless it’s freezing. I may leave the writing (on my feet) to spur me on. [Admin comment: Are we talking heel spurs or... ;-) Sorry! Couldn't resist.]
And... for the foot of our post....