I’m thinking a lot about traveling, today. This is because I’m going to be driving up to the Maine Festival of the Book with my new pal Toby Ball, who wrote an incredible debut novel called The Vaults–a book that is dark and twisty and fabulous in all the best possible ways…
We’re going to be doing a mystery panel at 9:30, and then driving back to New Hampshire. And then I’m going to clean my apartment–really, really fast–and then I’m going to drive to New York City (Just like I pictured it! Skyscrapers and everything!), which takes sane people about five hours but me somehow about four. I say this is because I have really good music on my iPhone. Others’ mileage may vary.
But! Also! In October I get to go on a cruise! Which I have never done before!! On the biggest ocean liner currently sailing!!! With a whole bunch of mystery authors!!!
And I want everyone to totally come on this boat with us. So there, this is me, shilling totally.
But!! Here are the other authors who are going to be coming (alphabetically):
Megan Abbott | Bill Fitzhugh | Joanne Fluke | John Hart | Stephen Hunter | Lisa Jackson
Reg Keeland | Harley Jane Kozak | Gayle Lynds | Otto Penzler | Gary Phillips
Cornelia Read | Robert Ward | Kate White | Don Winslow
I mean, how cool is THAT? Plus… the ship is amazing. Here is an article the New York Times just wrote about it:
So, hey, if you are a cruising type person, consider coming along for this, because it is going to be So Awesome. Seriously. And we are going to be sailing to really, really cool places. And, you know, mysteries! At sea! With buffets and stuff!!!
If you have ever been on a cruise, do you have any pointers? This will be my, ahem, maiden voyage…
I will try to check in from the road today, dear ‘Ratis… I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!