Today is the publication day for the digital version of the Sisters in Crime / Los Angeles anthology Avenging Angelenos! The print version will be available in the coming days.
I was lucky enough to be co-editor of this short story collection and couldn’t be prouder of the eleven writers we chose to be included in this anthology. The theme if you haven’t guessed is revenge and the stories we selected vary widely from historical to otherworldly. The introduction is by Frankie Y. Bailey, a prolific mystery writer and criminal justice professor.
Editing these stories was very rewarding and I thoroughly enjoyed working with these talented writers. I also owe a lot to my fantastic co-editors, Wrona Gall and Pamela Samuels Young, and of course to Sisters in Crime / Los Angeles for giving me this opportunity.
And what a gorgeous cool cover!
Hope you enjoy!
With an introduction by Frankie Y. Bailey and eleven original stories by: Avril Adams, Paula Bernstein, Hal Bodner, Jenny Carless, LH Dillman, Gay Totl Kinman, Melinda Loomis, Kathy Norris, Peggy Rothschild, Meredith Taylor, and Laurel Wetzork.
Tonight I’ll be reading along with 5 other authors at Sisters in Crime / Los Angeles’s virtual reading series. There will even be a cocktail recipe! It’s an awesome lineup that includes Kellye Garrett, Paula Bernstein, Jennifer Dornbush, Laurie Stevens, and Pamela Samuels Young!
Venice Beach Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
It’s called the “Funny Side of Murder” and since I don’t really write what most consider “humorous” mysteries, then I must be representing the darker side of humor. At least that’s what I’m going with! It will be moderated by Sisters in Crime / LA president Anne Louise Bannon and also features Ellen Byron and Nancy Cole Silverman.
I’ll be speaking at the Sisters in Crime / LA panel at the Pasadena Central Library on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm. This is a panel featuring 11 of us writers in the latest SinC/LA anthology The Last Resort.
Hope to see some of you there!
SISTERS IN CRIME/
LOS ANGELES PRESENTS
Thursday, Sept. 13 • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Donald Wright Auditorium
Today sixteen contributors will read a brief excerpt from their story in the latest Sisters in Crime / LA anthology, LAST RESORT. That’s every single contributor! Plus two editors will be there along with our chapter prez. I’ll read a brief excerpt from “Nut Job” as well as answer any Q&A our chapter prez throws at us. It should be a fun time and I’m excited to check out a new bookstore. Can you believe I’ve never been to Vroman’s? Yeah, me neither.
Today I’ll be reading an excerpt from my short story “Nut Job” from LAST RESORT, the latest Sisters in Crime / LA anthology, at The Last Bookstore in DTLA. It should be a good time. Ten of us contributors will be there. Even if you don’t want to listen to us read, you can check out one of the coolest bookstores in Southern California. Hope to see you there!
What a fun weekend despite the rain on Saturday (and Basil computer breakdowns but that’s a different story entirely). It didn’t deter the book-loving crowds though! I had a blast hanging out with signing mates Lida Sideris, Tammy Kaehler, James Ziskin, and Nancy Cole Silverman at the Sisters in Crime booth. It was great to re-connect with old friends and meet new mystery lovers.
Tammy Kaehler, James Ziskin, Lida Sideris, and I braving the rain at the Sisters in Crime booth.
Same group with the addition of Nancy Cole Silverman, Glen Erik Hamilton, and Mike Befeler.