More Roguish Photos from My Recent Past



The gang above is a crop of great mystery writers who participated in an MWA Southeast Chapter Skill Build in Knoxville. From left are Lynn Hightower, Steve Womack, David Hunter, Christy Tillery French, Judy Geary and yours truly. Above left was Mechanicsburg, PA. Live-in grandson Justin Jones joins the muse in his lair at left.



Posing at left with Candace Criswell, who bought Designed to Kill at Barnes & Noble in Germantown, the day after a Live at 9 interview on Channel 3, Memphis. The high jinks at right took place after the Southern Publishers & Writers Expo in Abingdon, VA in August. The femme fatale is Gayle Trent of Grace Abraham Publishing, who organized the event.




Here are a couple of photos of me and fellow panelists at SleuthFest 2005, the premier mystery writers conference in Florida. At left is Barry Eisler, the John Rain creator, following a thriller panel I moderated. At right is funnyman Parnell Hall, who writes the Puzzle Lady series.


The dinner gang at Magna cum Murder (Muncie, IN, October 2004) included some great authors and a fan. From left in front are Deni (Denise) Dietz, Sara Hoskinson Frommer and E. Joan Sims. In back, from left, Randy Rawls, yours truly and a mystery fan/ faculty member from Ball State University in Muncie whose name I neglected to write down.



That's fellow mystery writer and Southern California booster, the late Katherine Shepard visiting with me (at left) during a booksigning at Borders in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Right photo shows my October appearance at the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Sisters in Crime, discussing Designed to Kill.


 I'm signing books like mad (left) at the Southeast Booksellers Assn. show in Atlanta. And signing with fellow Durban House author J. Brooks Van Dyke (right) at Barnes & Noble in Alisa Viejo, CA.


At Magna cum Murder I met a kilted Alexander McCall Smith, author of the mega hit The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. He looked like someone from Greg McKenzie's ancestry. At left, Sarah and I enjoy a break at the Grand Canyon during our cross-country drive.


My Cape Fear Crime Panel included (from left) Moderator Steve Brown, Jack Bludis, myself and Frankie Bailey. My writers group colleague Beth Terrill-Hicks (pen name Elizabeth Terrell) is shown at right during her Cape Fear panel. That smile is for her just-published debut mystery, Too Close to Evil.

Click HERE to see early 2004 photos.