Friday Fare: 3/9/18

What is Friday Fare? As a recap, on Fridays I post link love to the various bits of arcane shiz I discover on the Interwebs.  I liken it to a glimpse into my mind, but without the 80s song lyrics or mental cobwebs.

I’m ridiculously proud of this man and cannot wait to get my hands on his latest book.  Congrats, Jerry!

Frances McDormand, my woman crush, earned her second Oscar earlier this week.  And according to The New Yorker, she made the Oscars weird again.  #squadgoals

I had the pleasure of meeting Max Allan Collins at Killer Nashville.  He’s been keeping Mickey Spillane’s work alive, even after the master’s death.  A neat piece from Wall Street Journal about two mystery legends.

Steel Magnolias makes me ugly cry; Garden & Gun did a neat piece looking at the phenomenon of the play turned movie, thirty years after its release.


Listening: I’m embarking on a road trip next weekend to a mystery-packed weekend in Chicago.  Leave me comments below if you have any suggested songs for my time on the interstate.

Reading: Still reading Cal Newport’s “Deep Work: Rules for Success in a Distracted World.”  It’s good, it’s now officially overdue at the library, but apparently I’m too distracted to plow through it.

Writing Life: I got through what felt like a major round of rewrites to Dragonfly, so now it’s time to double down and get through the rest of the draft.

Another part of my writing journey is making public appearances and one of my favorite things to do is moderating author panels.  On Tuesday, March 6th, I got to facilitate a panel celebrating the amateur sleuth with Sherry Roberts, Barbara Deese, and Carl Brookins.  I adore these writers – from a craft perspective and from the standpoint that they make my job as a moderator super simple.  My friend Jessica Ellis Laine took this picture from Tuesday’s event.  (PS – I gesture.  A lot.)

2 thoughts on “Friday Fare: 3/9/18

  1. Don’t know if you can find it, but a “one album wonder” group, the Youngbloods, recorded and released an album in 1967 named (no surprise) “The Youngbloods.” It was later re-titled “Get Together.” They were an underrated (and under-marketed) guitar band with a sound I would call “sweet darkness.” You might like that album for road music.

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