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Sunday, September 11, 2011


Yesterday was actually the official launch of Writers' Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing Fiction. When I started writing this handy reference book, I never dreamed that the first writers to buy signed copies would live down under in Sydney, Australia.

I was given a very warm welcome by this chapter of Sisters in Crime, and I'm sure that all of the members who bought the book will keep it handy on their bookshelves. It was a first in two directions---their first speaker from the United States and my first international presentation. It is funny how things happen. I shared some of the "tricks" in my talk and used passages from the just-released Silver Sisters Mystery, Vanishing Act in Vegas, to illustrate some of the techniques.

This is a short post because today we are off to the Blue Mountains which are known to be one of the most beautiful spots in Australia, and will be there for 2  1/2 days.


  1. It sounds like you're having a great time in Australia. A couple of years ago, one of my nieces, who was attending the University of Cincinnati at the time, got to spend several months there as part of a student exchange program. She loved it. Good luck with the tour.

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