Friday, October 28, 2011

The Florida Writers Association names me as its 2012 Person of Renown

I'm happy to announce that the Florida Writers Association has named me its Person of Renown for the 2012 FWA Collection #4!

The FWA Collection is an anthology of short stories, essays and poems put out every year by the Florida Writers Association. The theme for the 2012 FWA Collection is "My Wheels." (It's pretty easy to figure out why they asked me to do this! See Exhibit 1 - Rescuing Olivia book cover.) Members of FWA are invited to submit work that relates to this theme. I get to pick my ten favorites and I'll also be submitting a story of my own.

The "My Wheels" collection will be unveiled at next year's FWA annual conference, October 19 - 21, 2012. Visit the Florida Writers Association website to learn more about the organization and the upcoming collection.

The FWA motto is Writers Helping Writers. And they certainly do! I'm honored to be asked to participate in such a special way.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

North Carolina Events!

I'm North Carolina-bound later this week. I'm heading up to the Raleigh-Durham area for a "Dangerous Dames" tour with fellow authors Deb Sharp and Joanna Campbell Slan, two of the funniest (and fun-loving) women I've ever known.

Molly Weston, of Meritorious Mysteries Blog fame and author escort extraordinaire, has done the heavy-lifting for us and scheduled the following events:

October 14, 2011 (Friday)
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

October 14, 2011 (Friday)
7:00 p.m.
Page-Walker Cultural Arts Center
Cary, NC

October 15, 2011 (Saturday)
2:00 p.m.
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

October 16, 2011 (Sunday)
2:00 p.m.
Halle Cultural Arts Center
Apex, NC

October 17, 2011 (Monday)
Holly Springs Library
Holly Springs, NC

October 17, 2011 (Monday)
3:00 p.m.
West Regional Library
Cary, NC

Should be a lot of fun! If you're in the area, stop on by!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Torn Between Two Lovers

Joseph Arellano of the San Francisco Book Review asked me to write an essay about the trials and tribulations of being an author. For me, it's the constant pull between my two professional loves -- law and writing. Here's the full essay, in The Back Page section of the San Francisco Book Review. Hope you enjoy!