Wednesday, May 6, 2009


There's something about coming home that's just so...ahhhhhh. Even though I was only gone a day. I'm truly a homebody at heart, and though I had a blast road-tripping with buddy Sharon Short and catching up with friends at the Festival of Mystery, I was fairly giddy when I pulled in the driveway yesterday.

I'm happy to report that Sharon and I did not get lost once (a first!), mostly because she brought along her Garmin GPS thingy. I loved it! So need to get one for myself. Took all the guesswork out of the crazy lane changes through Pittsburgh.

People were lined up by the dozens in the rain waiting to get into the Festival of Mystery. There's nothing quite like that sight to give an author warm and fuzzies. Thanks to all who attended!

And Melissa--I brought home 19 books. 18 of my backlist and a copy of Pushing up Daisies by Rosemary Harris. It was SO hard to control myself!


  1. A mystery bookshop and you only came home with 18 copies of your own books???!!! No offense, your books are great, but I'm very disappointed in you LOL =)

  2. LOL! I know. Have I mentioned that I'm a judge for the Mary Higgins Clark award this year? I've been getting loads of books to judge, so I have a lot of cozy/traditional new releases! It's a hard job, but someone has to do it, right?

    Plus, I just ordered the new Lisa Lutz book and an older Toni McGee Causey book, too. My TBR pile is HUGE.

  3. Judging sounds like it would be I'll excuse you this time. But you'd better do better at RWA LOL. I dream about attending these conferences and shopping till I drop, so I have to live vicariously through those that do go!

    Btw, I ordered Pushing Up Daisies a few days ago too!

  4. Okay, okay, I promise to do better at RWA! And yes, you should go to one of these conferences! As such a book lover, you'd be in heaven. Hea-ven.