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Welcome back, friends! We’re sliding into the end of the year! 2023 is just around the corner and I’m filled with YIKES.
Back on Nov. 6th, I got to participate in Noir at the Bar in Los Angeles.
I remember years ago attending my first Noir At The Bar and at that point I hadn’t thought that I would be reading, let alone having a book out, at Noir. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, but it’s been the best kind. Sold a few books, meet new people, chatted with old new friends. I’m so glad that this thing exists.
And yes, I bought some books too. (Somebody stop me.)
If you have authors doing events where ever you live, go out and see and hear them. It’s a great experience FIXX
You cannot get rid of me. On Dec. 3 at 4 pm, I’ll be joining three other fabu writers at Book Carnival in Orange County. I am so excited to sign a book, any book, just put it in my hands and I will sign it.
I haven’t had a chance to read Eric’s new book yet — but I recommended his book Two In The Head. Matt Witten’s The Necklace is a great, heartbreaking thriller. And I’m looking forward to reading Lee Matthew Goldberg’s Immoral Origins — what a title!
THEN (seriously, you cannot get rid of me), on the next day, here in L.A. at The Book Jewel, I will be joining Eric, Lee and Adam Frost. I just picked up on Adam’s The Damned Lovely at the Noir at the Bar. I’ve started it and it’s great.
An L.A. Gift!
And because life in L.A. wouldn’t be without it’s life imitating art… because, actually, art imitates life…
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured….
Sometimes, you just can’t afford a flight to Hawaii. Naomi Hirahara is probably most well known for her Mas Arai series, about a Japanese gardener in Los Angeles as well as the very award winning Clark and Division.
Iced in Paradise is the first in the Leilani Santiago series set on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i. Leilani has returned home from Seattle after college to help run the family shave iced shack after her mom falls ill.
When the body of her father’s surfing protege turns up one morning in the shop, Leilani sets out to prove her father’s innocence.
The book is alive with great characters, fun dialogue and a feeling of cultural authenticity. I wouldn’t call it a cozy, but, rather cozy adjacent — of course, this might also be my own lack of experience reading cozies…
Until next time, friends.
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