Friday, June 26, 2009

Tea with the Author tomorrow!

Saturday, 27 June 2009, 3-5pm

J.M. E. Flowers, author of the mystery “Searching for Blue Mercury,” will join us for Tea, coffee and cookies. Her book, Searching for Blue Mercury, is a mystery.

Monty Parker, Chief Detective on a serial killing case, sat immobilized at his desk. Lately the demons from his past had increasingly begun to take a greater hold on his life. The hallucinations that had haunted him since childhood were beckoning him. Now as he fought them with every fiber of strength he could rally as he realized the horrible truth. He knew the people that this monster had killed and mutilated. In police work that might have been true for one or two, but six? As he delved deeper into the files, he knew. These people were not some obscure, isolated cases. Their connection to him could mean only one thing. The person who committed these horrendous crimes was close to him, maybe even himself. He had to find out, to sabotage the files until he could sort it all out. Then there was Helen, his wife, Zoe his daughter, and Bev his lover to consider. How would they be affected by the turn of events that would surely follow him to their final conclusion? Follow Parker as he weaves his way through a spine tingling story of intrigue, insanity and coming to grips with his own reality. This story promises to hold your attention until the very last sentence.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Summer Solstice for those in the Northern Hemisphere

The days start getting shorter now, sigh. (I love the late afternoon sunlight -it's a great time to read out on the deck.)

For my antipodean friends and family, Happy Winter Solstice!

Anyone out there have a favorite book about the solstice?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Jeri Smith-Ready tomorrow (Saturday) 3-5pm!

Tea with the Author features Jeri Smith-Ready tomorrow, Saturday the 20th, 3-5pm. Her latest is Bad to the Bone, 2nd in the WVMP series. You know, the Indie Rock station with the vampire DJs, the one that kinda sorta reminds you of that Indie Rock station near Westminster.

Yeah. That one. :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

JUNE 23, 2009 - Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Day!

Read or talk about your favorite SF or Fantasy writer - or both! Or go out and buy a book from those genres! Many people think they have not read Science Fiction or Fantasy, but when you mention the following books, they suddenly realise - yes, we DO read them:

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (what, you think we can really contain that much anti-matter for real?)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Any of the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling

The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Columbia native Michael Chabon (Alternate History is a mainstay of SFF)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

See? You can find something amongst the classics or amongst the recent bestsellers...

Edited to add - Sharon Lee started this wonderful campaign - here's her announcement.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Shameless Plug for Best Bookstore Votes

Baltimore Magazine is running WHOWONIT? Vote now for the Best of Baltimore’s Readers’ Poll...

Constellation Books wants to be Best Bookstore...please go vote for us!

Yes, we have no shame,

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Art Open House this weekend

Our buddies upstairs at the Glyndon School of Traditional Art are throwing an Open House this weekend. Noon-5pm. Come and see - they're really good!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What Does Dad Read?

The good folks at the Read Street blog started an active discussion on whether men read novels earlier this week. Well, my Dad read a LOT. Novels, non-fiction (preferably about World War II), everything. My brother doesn't read so much but he likes anything to do with dogs.

With Father's Day on the horizon, I thought I would ask - what does/did your Dad like to read??

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

RIP David Eddings :(

David Eddings, a true gem amongst fantasy authors, has pass away at the age of 77. Best known for The Belgariad series, David has inspired lots of authors to follow him. He was known for writing longhand rather than using typewriters or computers.


Edited to add a link to the Guardian's obit.