All in all, 2010 was a very good year for me. A brief recap:
My debut mystery, DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD, was released in April. I spent a lot of time promoting it, including giving a slew of presentations, attending conventions, and holding signings. Highlights included my launch party (where we sold out of books), and appearances at Malice Domestic, the Festival of Mystery, the Gaithersburg Book Festival, BookExpo America, the American Library Association annual conference, the Library of Congress, and Thrillerfest (where I had the good fortune to speak BEFORE Brad Parks serenaded Brad Meltzer).
I did a fun blog tour, and I blogged here and at InkSpot.
I cranked up the early-stage promotional efforts for KILLER ROUTINE (pub date April).
I wrote the next book in the Last Laff mystery series.
I revised and polished and outlined a few other projects.
I wrote a short story.
I served as Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Mystery Writers of America chapter.
And last, but not least, I met a ton of great fans and terrific writers!
Be sure to stop by the blog on Wednesday for a visit from guest blogger Karen Dionne, author of FREEZING POINT and the newly-released BOILING POINT.