Things I Love

100 Years of Agatha

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in Things I Love | 0 comments

This year is the 100th Anniversary of Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. It is also the first novel starring her famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.
When I was in England in 2014, I was able to see Styles (streetview only because it’s a private residence). Apparently, it was a home Agatha Christie either lived in or visited prior to writing the novel in 1920.
Agatha Christie is my primary influence as a writer and also as a student of human nature.  Her books have stood the test of time because her characters and their motivations are universal.  
Happy Anniversary, Styles!


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Sisters in Crime meeting with Tom Thurman

Posted by on Jul 14, 2020 in Things I Love | 0 comments

Sisters in Crime meeting with Tom Thurman
If you don’t know already, I’m the current president of Sisters in Crime Middle Tennessee.  Sisters in Crime is an international organization of sisters and misters who love, write, or read mysteries.  Tonight’s meeting features Tom Thurman, a former Nashville Deputy D.A. who has prosecuted many of Nashville’s famous murder cases.  If you’re in the area, you’re welcome to attend!  If you’re interested in Zooming in, let me know!

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