Friday Fare: 1/20/17

Friday Fare is where I post links to the random articles that have resonated with me during the week.

The Interwebs were full this week with random, wacky, and good.

This week, the Mystery Writers of American (MWA) released their list of Edgar Award nominees.  At the end of last year, they announced the Grand Masters for the awards ceremony.  This article from the St. Paul Pioneer Press featured the work and career of Minnesota’s Ellen Hart.  (Related, here’s the list of “30 Essential” crime reads written by women over the past 100 years.)

One more shout-out for a Minnesota writer.  Nora McInerny Purmort has written movingly about her husband’s struggle and ultimate death from cancer.  Last year, she published a memoir “It’s OK to Laugh (Crying is Cool, Too)” and recently wrote a first-person account for Cosmopolitan magazine about how she started over after her husband (and father’s) death.

Last week, I talked about not quitting your day job.  So which authors actually make a living out of writing and sell (hundreds of) millions of books?  See here.

A hilarious “missed connection.”

Two food related bits … first and foremost, the Dubai-based chef that has become an unlikely Instagram hero.  (Seriously … he’s amazing.)

Finally, how can you go wrong with whiskey, chocolate, and salted caramel?

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Listening:  I may just need to rename this section after Sturgill Simpson.  Because he was stunning.  Again.  He didn’t light the stage at 30 Rock on fire, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.  Check out “Call to Arms.”  In.cred.ible.

Reading:  As evidenced by the multitude of links above, I didn’t have a lot of time to read this week, apparently … sigh.

Fiction Update:  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand apparently I haven’t had a lot of time to write either.

Happy weekend!

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