When you think of how all-pervasive the Internet is, it’s hard to believe that the web has only been in the public domain for 33 years. What started out as a research and communication tool for scientists and academicians has become a source for everything from history to recipes to word games to DIY tutorials […]Now … Continue reading Now the World Wide Web is a Wonderful Thing* — Crime Writer Margot Kinberg
Walking to the bookshop this morning I had wonderful profound thoughts. I was sure I'd recall them once I arrived and write a gorgeous blog.Readers, that is not what happened! Sigh.I got to work and started writing and loading scheduled Tweets for next week via the bookshop account. Then had an author come in for … Continue reading Losing my train of thought …
Happy Halloween, if that's your thing. It's not so much mine. Some of my kids do enjoy the Halloween thing. I used to celebrate All Hallow's Eve once upon a time, with a big family dinner and places set for those we've lost (in Wiccan fashion). Now I don't have a table we all fit … Continue reading Octo 31st, 2021
It's a week until The byte Series Volume Four launches. I don't know how to mark that. I've never really done much for the launch of the boxed sets. I do know the first boxed set launched on Halloween so I chose to launch the last boxed set on Halloween. I do have quite a … Continue reading Last Man Standing.
Kia ora. Been quite a busy week and more to come. 1. The date for teaching an Introduction to Crime Writing is fast approaching. (I better check in with Wellington Community Education Centre and see what the numbers look like - there's a minimum we need to go ahead, fingers crossed we are passed the … Continue reading Stuff is happening …
It is a joy. I'm thoroughly enjoying Ronnie, Ben, and Crockett and the new WIP [Leave a message] - which you can expect to see next year. Not putting a date on that yet, but next year. 🙂 Already had a few people come into the bookshop asking for it. Not yet, folks! Yes, I … Continue reading The joy of writing …
You probably know that 'Fingerprint File' is a Rolling Stones song, right? And that it was on the 1974 album It's Only Rock and Roll. It's one of my least favourite songs from that album but I like the lyrics. They work for me today, so, there ya go. Today is another day of mistaken … Continue reading Fingerprint File
July the third keeps happening which is actually a good thing I suppose. I haven't like July 3rd much for many years. Thirty-eight years actually. It doesn't bother me as much as it used to, that's the time thing. It does heal or minimise, but I never forget. The sound of his laugh and the … Continue reading Once again it’s July 3rd
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If you've been here a while you know that, Long Cool Woman is Ellie's song. The reason for this blog post is because of an email I got this morning. I thought, maybe, we'd have a chat about it. Stick around for some writer truths.For almost 20 years, Ellie Conway lived in my head. I … Continue reading Long Cool Woman