Checking in from London
Perched high atop a precarious, rocky hillside, I got my share of exercise navigating stairs (that’s a black cat halfway up) every time I arrived or left my tiny Italian villa. I walked a mile each way on a narrow, two-lane road (no sidewalks!) to get to my favorite place for dinner. I figure all that walking must have balanced out the pasta and pizza I ate! After 3 weeks of stunning views from my terrace overlooking the Italian Riviera, where I worked on SULLIVAN’S PROMISE, I’m now enjoying a couple of weeks in London before I head to New York for Thrillerfest.
In London, where I’ve been meeting with other writers, I attended an autographing by a friend of mine, British author Humphrey Hawksley, at Senate House at the University of London. Humphrey is an expert on China, and his book is a fascinating study of what the future might hold in ASIAN WATERS.
I’m doing research for future novels here in London, and spent some time in the British Museum, which is featuring work by the sculptor Rodin, including The Kiss and The Thinker. Rodin used many of the friezes from the Parthenon, which were also part of the exhibition, as inspiration.
Thrillerfest in the Big Apple!
I will be participating on a panel at Thrillerfest at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 13 in New York. Look forward to seeing you there!
The national Romance Writers of America is in Denver the week of July 16, and I will be around to say hello. Would love to see you there! Be sure to contact me through my website if you’re going to be in town, so we can find each other at the hotel.