Tag Archives: Monterey

Charles (Caroline) Todd at Left Coast Crime

Mystery authors are materializing out of the Monterey mist here at the Left Coast Crime conference. New authors each had a minute to summarize and promote their stories over breakfast, but my favorite close encounter came last night at the … Continue reading

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Mermaid Rhymes and Tails

Meeting the author is always exciting – the chance to get your book signed, the possibility of asking about the inspiration, the moment to bask in the glow of creativity – hoping some will rub off.  Anita Benson Bradley is … Continue reading

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Sweet Thursday in Steinbeck Country

Just returned from Monterey, California – inspiration for Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat, East of Eden, and Cannery Row. Steinbeck wrote The Pastures of Heaven in Pacific Grove – not far from Asilomar, where I was enjoying the company of friends. The … Continue reading

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