I'm here in Seattle with good friend and fellow author Stella Cameron. We've bought shoes, had wild salmon and now we're talking with readers and checking out the new offerings at the Seattle Mystery Bookshop. I've heard so much about this store and it's just as wonderful as I imagined! I'm signing copies of HERON'S COVE, which is set primarily in southern Maine...so it has "water" in common with Seattle. :-) Today's a beautiful day -- crisp and sunny, not what I've been told is typical for Seattle. I was here a few years ago, very briefly (just enough to get a taste of the city and know I wanted to come back), and it was sunny then, too.
Friends say Seattle weather is similar to Ireland, and I love Ireland. Emma Sharpe, the FBI art crimes expert in my Sharpe & Donovan series, once worked with her art detective grandfather in Dublin, and Finian Bracken, my whiskey expert Irish priest in SAINT'S GATE and now HERON'S COVE, is Irish. I remarked to my husband that it takes about as long for us to fly to Ireland as it does to fly to Seattle!
I'm enjoying my stay in town. Right now, I'm eavesdropping on a fascinating conversation about Louise Penny. That's the fun of a bookstore like this one. You get to talk about books you love and you get tips on books you might want to add to your to-be-read pile.
Thanks, and happy reading!