Hi everyone. I thought I’d pop in and give you a quick update. The book tour has made things busy, really busy. But I’m so delighted by all of the interest in Blood Work!
I was in my university’s radio studios this past week to talk about the book. I promise: my voice does not usually sound this honey-like. At least not when I’m chasing down two boisterous dogs, a kid, and a husband! But the interview isworth a listen, I think. I’m happy with how it turned out. And here’s the longer print pieceit’s meant to accompany.
I was on a fantastic panel about crime, poison, blood and murder with the amazing Deborah Blum(The Poisoner’s Handbook) andDouglas Starr(The Killer of Little Shepherds).
And I also got to have dinner several of my favorite authors/friends, includingSusan Gregg Gilmore (Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen and The Improper Life of Bezilla Grove), the hysterical Southern humoristShellie Rushing Tomlinson(Suck Your Stomach in and Put Some Color On: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters),Marybeth Whalen(The Mailbox), andEleanor Brown(The Weird Sisters).
What I love most about hanging out with other authors is just how generous everyone is–at least that’s been the case for the authors I respect the most. We all know how hard it is to get up everyday and write. We all know the terrors of the blank page. And we get a chance to share notes, it’s always so interesting and fun! (p.s. Just finished Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters. Can’t recommend it highly enough!)
Tell me…have you had a chance to meet an author? Has that made a different in how–and whether–you decide to read their book? I’d love to hear your stories!