Hello, Florida! Hey There, March!
I’m not sure how it got to be March 1st, but I don’t think the calendar is lying. Still, I can’t be sure: things have been a little hectic for the past couple of months. Oh, who am I kidding? Since THE DAMAGE DONE came out, I’ve been running like an amphetamine-addled lab rat on a giant Ferris wheel. It’s been crazy, but in the best possible way. Sadly, I’m behind on everything except book deadlines… which means my second novel, THE NEXT ONE TO FALL, is in production now. (Woohoo!)
Before the book came out, I was warned I’d have only an eight-to-ten week window for events, interviews, and other promotions, and then everything would grind to a screeching halt. It hasn’t quite worked out that way, and for that I’m truly grateful. One of my favorite interviews ever — a conversation between Brad “EYES OF THE INNOCENT” Parks and me — went up on the Mulholland Books site in February. Patti Abbott was kind enough to ask me to talk about how THE DAMAGE DONE came about over on her blog. Kathy Ryan had me stop by Women of Mystery for a Q&A. There’ve also been new reviews on Noir Journal (thanks to the very talented Todd Ritter), Crimeculture (thanks to the wonderful Kate Horsley), the Saskatoon StarPhoenix (thanks to… hmm, I have no idea how that happened), and other places. Here’s the updated list.
My travel schedule has slowed, but it hasn’t stopped. I hit the road for a library conference in Toronto, then went to Florida for an event at the West Palm Beach Public Library. (The latter was with my wonderful but camera-shy friend Susan Shapiro, author of OVEREXPOSED.) I’ve also caught conference fever: I’ll be on a panel at the ASJA conference in NYC in April and at Mayhem in BookHampton in May. More is being planned. Stay tuned!