Laura DiSilverio Is a Femme Fatale
HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: It is very difficult to type and jump up and down at the same time. But you have to believe that is exactly what I am doing.
I am so thrilled, and honored, and delighted, and every other wonderful word to be able to introduce you to our newest Femme! You probably already know her—the incredibly talented, immensely successful, ridiculously prolific and endlessly fascinating Laura DiSilverio. She’s been a US Air Force intelligence officer, she’s written—what, 20 mysteries? Four series and a standalone, with more to come? Her newest thriller, CLOSE CALL, is a Library Journal Best of 2016!
Like her sister Tuesday bloggers, Catriona and me, Laura is a past president of National Sisters in Crime. She is also a dear and treasured friend, with a beautiful and talented family and a wildly successful career in progress.
Please join me in a standing ovation for the wonderful Laura DiSilverio.
Anyway, for those of you who don't know me, I've been writing full time for 12 years, traditionally published since 2010, and have 20 books available at your local indie store, B&N or Amazon. Most of my books are cozy mysteries (although I'm moving away from the cozy world, I think--more on that soon) which I've written under my own name, but also as Lila Dare and Ella Barrick. I've also published two standalone suspense novels with a third coming in September (THE LAST WEEKEND), and a young adult dystopian series, the Incubation Trilogy. (There's exciting news upcoming on that--keep an eye out here.)
Blog Post Subjects
I'll be posting here every third Tuesday. Some of the things I've been pondering recently (and which are, therefore, likely to turn into blog posts) are
- becoming an empty nester (an event that happens for me this coming August--sob!)
- caring for aging parents
- making friends when you're no longer meeting people through your kids' activities
- nurturing friendships
- coming to terms with aging in all its glory and infamy
- constantly reinventing myself as a writer
- figuring out what's important in life and living in consonance with that
Of course, I'll also be writing about fun and frivolous stuff, about books I've read and movies I've seen (LA LA LAND gets my vote for Best Picture), and other life events. If you have any ideas for topics you'd like to see me pontificate on or make jokes about, please let me know in the comments. I'm looking forward to engaging with all of you Femmes--bloggers, commenters and lurkers. Thanks for welcoming me to this blog.