Friday, July 11, 2008

Sassy Sleuths on the Prowl


Life continues to be a blast! Last Saturday, I joined a great group of cheeky-gal mystery writers (aka Sassies) at a panel event at Vroman’s in Pasadena, CA (if you live in the area, you should check out this fabulous independent bookstore.)

That’s me on the photo's far right, holding the Groucho skull (Oy, how I wish I’d stood in a more slimming three-quarter profile pose—black-and-white leopard spots are the worst when they billow about your hips, lol!). From left to right are fellow Sassies Harley Jane Kozak, Sue Ann Jaffarian, and Patricia Smiley.

We took turns doing a couple of readings from our latest books—one dark section, one light. I’d just started reading my “dark” scene, which is set in an S&M club, when I suddenly realized we were in the middle of the children’s book section. No way could I read a line like “hairy, purple penis” in that area! I tried cutting sentences, then substituted my own bleeps for the most offending words, and then finally gave up on the "dark" reading in a fit of giggles.

Thanks to Sisters in Crime LA for arranging the event, and to our fearless moderator, Gayle Bartos-Pool. Photo courtesy of SinCLA.

Sunday’s coming—we're calling on Criminal Brief—stay tuned!

This Sunday the 13th, the Killer Hobby Ladies will be guests at Criminal Brief. We’ll be doing a little group introduction of ourselves on their blog, including mini-bios, talk a little about our books, and maybe give a few IFWKS about ourselves (Interesting Facts Worth Knowing).

Come a callin' with us over there on Sunday!

5 comments:

Camille Minichino said...

Nice report, Kathryn .. and thanks for reminding us of our Criminal Brief visit.
What a new techie world ... doesn't it sound like we'll all be flying to a spot in the physical world.
Ah, virtual life!

Kathryn Lilley said...

I know--I was actually thinking of an older time, when ladies "went calling" on other ladies and left little cards on silver plates in the hallway. An old custom come back to life by way of technology!

Linda O. Johnston said...

Good group of sassy writers, Kathryn! And I'm looking forward to our virtual visit to Criminal Brief, too. Maybe I'll learn some more secrets about my fellow KillerHobbyists!
--Linda

patty smiley said...

Great seeing you at Vroman's Ms. L. And let me get this straight, Linda. Hairy, purple male appendage. And you still want to know more? Hmmm.

Kathryn Lilley said...

Great seeing you too, Patty! And Linda, see you on Sunday, virtually speaking!