Hungry kitties, plus one of Time's Best
Colorado is famous for its cougars (i.e. mountain lions) though usually in Denver, cougars mean those women in Cherry Creek with big blond hair and big, fake...you know. Here are the more well known cougars, cruising for brunch in nearby Conifer. Yikes!
The Bookfair at the Barnes & Noble Pavillions was a nice way to spend Friday night in the city. Jeanne and I bookend Jen Long, from Colorado Humanities & The Center for the Book.
One of the bennies in being a writer is that you rub shoulders with a whole bunch of interesting people. Years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Paolo Bacigalupi
, seen showing his good side at the last MileHiCon. Even sober, Bacigalupi is an intense guy.
that his debut novel The Windup Girl
was listed by Time
magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009
. Most awesome.
Mystery pals Colleen Collins and Shaun Kaufman are real-life PIs. They're running a contest over at Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes
where you can also learn cool stuff like how to tell if people are lying.
Another bout of shrinkage in the publishing world. Kirkus Reviews
is getting the ax.
More sad news in a different venue. The great Frank Frazetta
is one of my favorite artists and I've tracked his career since the early 70s. Now come to learn that his son, Frank Jr, was arrested for allegedly trying to steal $20 million worth of his father's work
--using a backhoe to break into the family museum. Junior's story is that he was going to take the paintings to a more secure location.
(<-Egyptian Queen by Frank Frazetta)