Today is my final post for the Working Stiffs. I'd like to thank Joyce Tremel for taking a chance on an unknown mystery writer from Austin, Texas. Prior to blogging here, I'd made a few posts on the Sisters in Crime blog. Joyce kindly offered me a home away from home, gave me a chance to find my blogging voice, and introduced me to the most amazing group of mystery writers.
I confess I'm a little sad and excited to see the end of Working Stiffs. I've decided to strap on my big girl pants, grow a pair and launch my own blog at C.L. Phillips, where I'll be waxing Texan about:
- True crime (yep, it's massively stranger than anything I could create)
- Flash mysteries (like two of my later entries on Working Stiffs, here and here)
- Interviews with cool people who love reading and writing mysteries
- The Story behind the Novel (or the true story of how I come up with crazy ideas to write)
The focus is narrow. All mystery. All for readers. I hope to provide a place of fellowship and discussion for people that love to read mysteries, of all types. Like most of my work, there will be irreverent humor, veiled sex, and more than one story you can tell at the bar with your friends.
I hope to see you there, and I'd love to keep in touch. You can find me on twitter, and this summer I am launching two books, FIRST MISTAKE, and KILLERS ANONYMOUS, Some of the Story behind the Novel will be hilarious, so you might want to stop by and find out how I created an ex-stripper-turned-psychic-channeler who channels a fifteenth century Irish Catholic priest and what happens when said priest drinks tequila.
And I hope to see you all at Bouchercon in Cleveland, where rumor has it, there is tequila at the hotel bar. Cue the Eagles, and Hotel California. You gotta admit, when you hear the line, "you can check in but you can never leave", you wish the song was a full length mystery novel, no?
Joyce, my deepest and sincerest thanks. And to everyone else, I'm buying the first round at Bouchercon.