Now for the most beautiful part of my trip. First Cumbria, in the Northern part of England and then Lake Windermere, in the Lake District. Enjoy! The first morning in Cumbria, a rainbow greets me… Sheep, Sheep, and more sheep. Gave me a taste for lamb, which Zoe cooked to perfection! OK. There … Read more
Well, really, it was last weekend, but who’s keeping score? On Saturday I drove from Edinburgh over to Stirling where my partner in crime, Author Zoe Sharp, and I spent the day (and night) carousing with writers mostly from Scotland. I met some folks with whom I’d been corresponding, and even more with whom I … Read more
As some of you know, I just returned from 10 days in the UK. It was a spur of the moment trip (well, as spur of the moment as you can be and still get a reasonable flight), but it turned out to be one of the most relaxed, fun trips I can ever remember, … Read more
This essay was first published in Crimespree Magazine in 2005, but since I just got the rights back to AN IMAGE OF DEATH, I thought I’d share it. My visit there still resonates. It is a little long, so save it until you can read the whole thing. The buildings rose out of the prairie as … Read more
I’ve just spent the past two days at BEA in New York. Will be writing up my reflections in the next day or so, including some very interesting conversations with Amazon executives. Stay tuned!
Finally, I’m able to concentrate on other things. As you know, I went to Cuba in February. My next book is set there, and I wanted to fact check some settings as well as Cuban positions on the issues. So I hooked up with a travel agency I highly recommend, btw, and signed up for a … Read more
As many of you already know from the photos I posted, I visited Cuba February 11-18, but it’s taken me a while to write about it. I think I needed to process exactly how I felt. I knew it was an important trip, and not just because I’m setting a novel there (which I am). … Read more