I’ll be book-signing Saturday at Printers Row Lit Fest. 10-12 am at the Society of Midland Authors tent and 2:30-4 pm at the Mystery Writers of America tent. No, I don’t have a new book out this year, but if you’re in the area, stop by to say hi. Listen to some of the great speakers. Eat some unhealthy food. Check out the used book stalls. Read more books!
I’m not going to jump on the gun control band wagon any more than I would acknowledge the anti-Muslim threads I’ve seen on social media, but, for me, it would be an act of cowardice to say nothing about the Orlando killings. Rather than just throw up my hands and admit to being powerless in the face of hatred, I promise to speak up. Whenever I hear friends or coworkers marginalize an entire segment of the population, whatever the criteria, I will let them know that I am not okay with that. What will this accomplish? Maybe nothing, but I would not want my silence to be misinterpreted as assent. If you are so inclined, I invite you to join me in this one small act.
BTW- I admit to having a number of prejudices. Feel free to call me out should you hear me frying all fish in the same pan.