Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cozy Library Extravaganza

Saturday, October 18th, I was privileged to be part of the second Cozy Library Extravaganza, sponsored by the Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee, Illinois. Eight authors (below) participated in the afternoon event. I forgot my camera (as I tend to do) -- so many thanks to Helen Osterman for sharing this photo with me. I only wish we would have gotten a picture that included Debbie Hoffman and Diana Vickery, too. These are two wonderful ladies who celebrate "cozy" books and who organized this fabulous event.

From left, standing: Helen Osterman, Lauren Willig, Charles Dickinson, Deb Baker.

Seated: Me, Robert Dalby, Libby Hellman, Denise Swanson

I had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the readers who came out on a beautiful fall day to hear us talk.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sneak Previews

I'm very excited to share a couple of amazing websites with you. Robyn Hyzy and Andrew Wright, both recent graduates of Ringling College of Art and Design, have posted some of their work online. Robyn's site has just gone live: and although Andrew's has been up a bit longer: I'm sure both of them will be updating their sites regularly.

These are two very talented young people, and I'm privileged to have them in my life. I hope you take a look. Their styles may be different, but Robyn and Andrew share the important traits of determination and enthusiasm. I predict great things for these two. I hope you visit their sites often.

Thanks for letting me take a moment here to gush.