James Bond and other notes

I finally saw the new James Bond flick Skyfall today. It was superb. In my opinion, it's the best Bond movie ever and, yes, I've seen them all. From Adele's stirring theme and Dame Judi Dench quoting Tennyson to sexy Daniel Craig and indispensable Albert Finney, Skyfall was firing on all cylinders. It was so good that I'm ready to see it again.

I spent yesterday doing a "poetry inventory" of all my rough drafts and previously published work that hasn't found a home in a collection or chapbook. Render will be out from Sibling Rivalry in April, but I already have a set of London poems ready for a future chapbook. I've been fortunate enough to have editors ask for work the last few years, so I haven't submitted as much as usual but I now have work out at two journals and being considered for a couple of anthologies. Fingers crossed.

The Mystery We Write blog tour begins on Nov. 26. For 15 days, you'll be seeing guest posts from other mystery/suspense/thriller writers here and my posts will appear on their blogs. There will be links galore and more about the tour in a few days. On Dec. 1, I'll be taking part in the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, which was so much fun last year. With both blog events, there will be ample chances to win books, ebooks and other swag.


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