The Prez, the Shamus, Marines, and a funny pet costume
Lots of great news to share.
First of all
, Tony Garcia
, the Artistic Director for El Centro Su Teatro
, was a special guest at the White House
for "In Performance at the White House
" a concert of Latino superstars hosted by the President
and the First Lady
. Other guests included Sheila E, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, George Lopez, and Los Lobos. Here's Tony with Millie Duran in the Red Room of the White House.
Next up. Lori Armstrong
won a Shamus for her mystery thriller, Snow Blind
. This was the second time she's been nominated so we're glad that the Private Eye Writers of America
decided to finally consummate the relationship.
You never know where your fans are.
So I was surprised when Tiffanie Gabrielse of the Encore
weekly newspaper dropped a line and asked for an interview
. She said my fans include Marines from nearby Camp Lejeune. Who knew? Hoo-ah!
Friend and artist Jennifer Mosquera
hosted an art opening at the Thin Man Tavern
, a cozy and appropriately narrow bar in uptown Denver. Here's Jen giving us the big grin beside her new fish painting.
Call for entries: Uniquely Basil
, a literary bilingual journal is seeking contributions from writers and artists. Pub date: March 2010.
Checking in on Biting-Edge expat Marta Acosta
, come to find she's running an awesome scary book Halloween contest. So get your prize-coveting self over to Vampire Wire
This Halloween, the happen'n style is humiliating
your pooch as in:
Nothing like a drink to either smooth the edges off a rough week or prime you for going back to work. Westword
is running a contest for the Best Dive in Denver
. All you have to do is pen a love letter about your favorite place to hoist the hootch. For details, go HERE
FINALLY. If you're interested in a great summary about ebooks versus traditional print, and I'm talking numbers and $, then visit Joe Konrath's blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing