Last Monday, Oct. 12, Don reported back to the hospital for the umteenth time, and had his internal stint removed. Â He now has no artificial tubes at all, and Zippy the Teenaged Urologist said everything looks very good. Hallelujah, hallelujah! I think it’s as over as it’s going to be. It’s been almost exactly a year since his first hospitalization, and he was ill for months before that. He’s now in better shape than he has been for years. Of course, I’ve been ground down to my basic chemical elements. However, all is well, at least for the time being, so onward and upward and I have every confidence that 2010 will herald the beginning of a whole new wonderful world.
Coming up one week from tomorrow, I’ll be participating in the world’s first virtual mystery and crime convention, the Poisoned Pen Webcon. The Webcon offers the benefits of a major mystery convention, from the comfort of your home computer! I’ve contributed to two text panels which will be available that day – Ideas, featuring Rebecca Cantrell, J.M. Hayes, Peter May, Rachel Brady, and Yours Truly, and History/Mystery, with Clea Simon, Jane Copsey, Vicki Delany, Roger Hudson, Sarah Wisseman, and Self. I’ll also be reporting for duty in person at eight-blinking-thirty in the morning in order to be filmed live (as live as I can be at 8:30 a.m.), discussing Suspense with Libby Hellmann, Frederick Ramsay, and Betty Webb.
If youâ’ve been wanting to attend a mystery conference for fans and writers, but just couldn’t afford the time or money to travel this year, here’s your chance. I’ve copied the links and info below. Check it out, and I hope to ˜see you there.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The world’s first major virtual mystery and crime convention bringing authors and readers together online from all over the world
The convention you can attend from the comfort of your own home.
Live interactive events bringing authors and others together in real time
Author Panels and Debates in Video, Audio and Text
Author Presentations – authors discuss their writing in Video, Audio and Text
Coffee Shop – a live chat room where visitors can mingle and chat with each other or with visiting authors
Recorded “on-demand” video and audio presentions, and articles.
Author Interviews – Barbara Peters’ in-depth interviews with over 80 top mystery and crime writers
Goodie Bag with book voucher, free E-books, and privileged interactive access to live events for all registrants
Register now to be part of this revolutionary experience. 100% of all profits go to the public library system.