This Thursday is the last day to pick your choice for the winner of our First Fantabulous Contest for the best opening scene of a vampire story
. The votes are storming in. (We won't mention the tempting bribes to sway the count. Jeanne says to Adam from Las Vegas, throw in first class round trip tickets and a double suite at Bellagio and then maybe.) You can vote by leaving a comment here or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, me and the crew did a proxy signing for Elaine Viets
at Murder by the Book
. Lauri Ver Schure, the store owner, provided the beautiful cake rendition of Elaine's hysterical new book, Murder with Reservations
. From left to right, me, Chris Goff
, Beth Groundwater
, and our own Jeanne Stein (mulling that offer from Adam).
Sunday, off to the Denver Book Mall and a signing by two authors, who are as talented as they are tall, Lori Lacefield
(The Seventh Suvivor) and Mark Stevens (Antler Dust).
Then, to Larimer Square in downtown Denver for the chalk paintings and art show of La Piazza 'dell Arte
The work in the foreground belongs to local artist Eric Matelski
. Here recovering after spending two days on the asphalt in 90+ heat doing his bit for the cultural enrichment of your world.Remember, vote in our contest. Nothing less than the fate of the literary world depends on you!