Here are some photos from the twentieth anniversary of the celebration of the Virginia Literary Award. My friend and colleague David Baldacci was honored this year with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Also pictured above is Margot Lee Shetterly, 2017 People’s Choice Award winner in nonfiction with her book, Hidden Figures. This is also the fifth annual presentation of an
Visiting the Annapolis Boat Show: the sailboats in the yacht harbor have more space and amenities than my old Sausalito tree house where I wrote my first two books! I had great fun updating my skills at the National Boat Show in Annapolis: shopping for sailboats to use in my next book.
Last winter, my young millennial assistant Ludovico Orsini told me that he aspired to gain speedy fluency in the French language, so he could apply for a special graduate program in France. I suggested that he spend a highly-intensive period in a part of France where no one spoke English (or where people didn’t know that he spoke English.) Ludovico decided, starting in Paris, to spend 3 months and walk the main Frenc
I’ve just returned from presenting one of the most interesting categories at The Edgar Awards – Best Paperback Original. The winner: Adrian McKinty’s Rain Dogs Read the first page of Rain Dogs (Chapter 1: The Most Famous Man in The World) Below is a video of my presentation of the Best Paperback Original (McKinty’s wife accepted the award in lieu of the author). More pictures fro