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Reporting back from NOLA

I've been back from Bouchercon and Nola for exactly a week. And since then, I've been busy working on a new Tourist Trap mystery for release next summer. But I thought I'd share some of my favorite moments from my second Bouchercon. First night, my BFF Laura Bradford and I window shopped our way to The Court of the Two Sisters where we were having dinner. Apparently I wanted a closer look at the slate sidewalks because I face planted as I was stepping up from the street. Not my best moment, but with the kindness of strangers (two pretty hot guys) I was back on my feet and only a little shaken. When we got to the restaurant, the challenges in getting there was totally worth it. The next day w

Over 1000 mystery authors walk into a bar in New Orleans...

Yep, it's not a joke, it's next week's plans. Bouchercon, a mystery reader and mystery writer convention is taking over the Big Easy for the week. Several of my mystery friends are already there, soaking up the atmosphere and probably making up stories to write when they return home to their normal life. Yes, authors do have normal lives. We have to feed the cat, do laundry, and even, sometimes dishes, as we're thinking about our imaginary friends and the adventures they are having. This week, the adventures are all for the writers. My plan is to hit as many of the restaurants as possible. I'd love to visit Toups Meatery - owned and operated by Top Chef participant, Issac Toups. And The Comm

Vacation, my way

So we took off last week for an adventure. We drove down to North Carolina, visited my son in his new digs, and then headed to the coast. The Outer Banks. Now, my husband wasn't convinced that this was a good idea. The Outer Banks are barrier islands and have water on both sides. He's not big on water since he had a boating incident on the Snake River years ago. I had us scheduled into a cabin on Hatteras but changed our reservation to a rental house farther north. With Hermine's arrival, I was glad I did. Hatteras had some flooding and visitors were asked to leave the more southern parts of OBX. We had amazing weather. A few light showers, but still warm enough to swim our last night. I got

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