Did you vote? Hope so. It’s important. They make it so easy—I love the early voting thing. No crowds, no waiting, and you walk out with one of those cute little “I voted” stickers.
Signed up for next year’s Romantic Times Booklovers Convention
in Houston. I’ll be on one of the vampire panels again. It’s such a big conference, I hope I run into some familiar faces. Charlaine Harris
will be there, I know. I met one of my new favorite people at last year’s RT. Vicki Pierce
not only has a family, but she’s an actress and an aspiring writer. She joined Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
and jumped in with both feet, offering to take over the job of newsletter editor. She gets a big attagirl for that! It’s one of the strange and wonderful facts of life that the busiest people are always the first to volunteer for the toughest jobs.
Thursday our local MWA chapter is hosting a program with the commander of Denver PD’s homicide unit. I love programs like this, especially when they promise a “wonderful, gory” slide show. I know how that sounds. Like I’m a little crazy (maybe more than a little.) But one of my favorite all time speakers was a homicide detective from San Diego who showed slides of real crime scenes. Now this program was probably twenty years ago, but I remember one particular slide like it was yesterday. A man had committed suicide by sticking a shotgun in his mouth. His brain flew across the room and landed on his IRS tax form…couldn’t help speculating if that wasn’t what had driven him to suicide in the first place!
Tonight our writer’s group gets together. One of our members, Sandy Meckstroth, just got back from an extended vacation in France. Can’t wait to hear the stories. She’s also promised us chocolate. Don’t know if it will be French chocolate, but you know what they say. The worst piece of chocolate I ever had was wonderful. Or was that something else?
Any Halloween spooks scare you last week? It was very quiet in our neighborhood. The fact that it was about 30 degrees probably had something to do with that….