I've been reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown and as a result, I've decided to dedicate this year to reaching out to other people. That means putting myself in a vulnerable position, because they might "shut me down" or reject me. It involves taking a risk, doesn't it? That's exactly what Brown means by "daring greatly." Well, so far, the venture has been worthwhile. On a whim, I emailed Alice Zinn, a renowned miniature artist, who lives just … [Read more...] about A Year of Daring Greatly Starts Now!
A Blast at Bouchercon
I had such a great time at Bouchercon and visiting San Francisco in general. My dear friend Camille Minichino was in charge of the craft rooms at Bouchercon, and she just did a bang up job.For those of you who aren't familiar with Bouchercon, it's the conference named for Anthony Boucher, and it's the largest mystery conference in the world. The setting rotates from town to town, and since I'd never been to San Francisco, I was happy to have a … [Read more...] about A Blast at Bouchercon
Ten Honest Scraps about Myself
We'll see if this works. I'm on the computer that hates AOL and likes to freeze up, but here goes...Gwyn Ramsey sent me this--and challenged me to come up with ten honest "scraps" about myself:Honest Scrap AwardI've received the Honest Scrap Award from a blogging friend who has asked me to share with you ten honest scraps about myself. My friend, Morgan Mandel has no idea how hard this is for me to share these scraps with you. I have to dig real … [Read more...] about Ten Honest Scraps about Myself