Monday, 29 June 2009

Back In The Land of The Blogging...Almost

Well, I'm back from a wonderful holiday in New York and San Francisco with thousands of great memories, 760 photos, 9 new pairs of shoes, 207 mosquito bites and 1 case of tonsilitis. I will share some of those in due course (mostly the memories and the photos, but anyone who wishes can have the mosquito bites and the tonsilitis - I'll be glad to be rid of both. The shoes - no chance of me sharing). But here are a few brief catchy uppy linky things before I head back off to bed.

Russel McLean alerts me to a new author name for my list - Chris Longmuir, whose debut novel DEAD WOOD recently won the Dundee Book Prize.

Harrogate Crime Festival asks readers to condense crime novels by various authors (including Allan Guthrie, Val McDermid and Arthur Conan Doyle into 50 words for the chance of winning a great prize.

A thought provoking interview with Helen Fitzgerald on her work with sex offenders.

Writers such as Ian Rankin and Iain Banks will be reading from the works of imprisoned writers as part of Amnesty International's Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburg Book Festival.

Val McDermid recommends some hot summer reads.


  1. It was great seeing you! And glad to hear you had a great time.

    Any missing luggage? LOL

  2. What size shoes? Just in case.

  3. Kathy - it was marvellous to see you! And no - luggage all arrived safe and sound.

    Bookwitch - aw that's nice - are you going to lend me some shoes? :o) Size 8 1/2 to 9 US, 6 UK.