Archive for May, 2023

From the mouths of babes

So, not quite a baby, but a 6-year-old entertained us today and I thought I’d share the humor.

  1. What did the zero say to the 8?
  2. Why was 6 afraid of 7?

Here’s where you’re going to have post an answer, or a request for an answer!

I’d like to return the favor to the child, so if you know any good ones, please post!

And if it’s not too late in your time zone, celebrate FAHRENHEIT’s birthday!

If you reading this on May 25, you can celebrate ZEEMAN.

While not a household word like Fahrenheit, Zeeman has an “Effect” named after him— the phenomena produced in spectroscopy by the splitting up of spectral lines in a magnetic field.

Bouchercon 2023

Here’s the full list of Anthony Award nominations for Bouchercon 23, San Diego, starting August 30.

There should be enough reading here to keep us busy until then!

In the meantime, I’m reading In Cold Blood, Truman Capote’s spellbinder, preparing to write my monthly column on Books and Their Movies.

What are you reading?

Low Down Dirty Vote 3

Bringing back the image of LOW DOWN DIRTY VOTE 3, the third volume in the LDDV series.

This time because Volume 3 has been nominated for an Anthony Award as Best Anthology by the Bouchercon 2023 conference.

My story “Vote Early” is one of the 22 stories in the volume.

Here are the other nominees. Congratulations to all.

The Edgars 2023

for books published in 2022.

For the 4th year in a row, I missed wearing my little black dress 😀 to the Edgar Banquet. Here’s what I would have heard — nominees, winners, special awards. Maybe Covid-19 will be over by 2024?