Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Greetings from NYC

With the release of my debut novel, THE BIG BANG, and the gearing up for ETERNALLY 21, the first in my Mrs. Frugalicious series for Midnight Ink, my life has been something of a whirlwind. (Yep-- another sorry excuse for the tardiness of my blog post). In any case, I've had a wonderful time traveling to old and new haunts alike these past couple of months. There's nothing like a first novel to bring out all your long lost elementary school friends, old boyfriends, very distant cousins, admiring new fans (a girl can dream), and even that heckler or two who doesn't quite "get" your writing. Well worth the planes, trains and automobile grind of it all, which started in Denver moved to St. Louis and featured stops in Chicago and Los Angeles.

I ended the tour with the biggest bang of all (pardon the obvious and awful pun) in New York City. As a newly elected Mystery Writers of America Director-at-Large, I was not only invited to do a signing  at the storied Mysterious Bookshop with the likes of Charlaine Harris, Hank Phillipi Ryan, Hillary Davidson and a host of writers I'd be thrilled to be asked to fetch coffee for, including our own Jess Lourey and Darrell James, but got to spend a weekend getting to know and working with them. A true honor and a thrill.

Here are a few of the suitable-for-work photos!


                                          My hubby and Darrell James.

                                           Lovely ladies-- Hillary Davidson, Roseanne Coleman and Jess Lourey
                                          Michelle Gagnon and Harley Jane Kozak
      My hubby trying to making time with Jess Lourey. (Can you blame him?)
                                          The incoming and outgoing MWA board.


Deborah Sharp said...

Looks like a FABULOUS time was had by all (and especially by our very own new director-at-large) Congrats, Linda!!

Dru said...

Congrats Linda on your position at MWA.

Beth Groundwater said...

Nice to see you got some work done in between the drinking and socializing! ;-)