"Almost Midnight" by Grafixar from morguefile.com
Collected end of the year notes...
I've posted over on the Crime Lab Project's blog, on the topic of forensic science as a local matter and the need to take action at that level. I hope you'll take the time to read it.
I have some exciting news that I can't quite announce yet, but hope to give you near the start of the New Year. Sorry for the tease. Can't help myself.
January is dedicated to writing, although I will be getting out of the house a couple of times for literary events. I am so honored and pleased to be returning to the Baker Street Irregulars and Friends Weekend in January in New York City. Several of the events scheduled for this "annual gathering of the oldest Literary Society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes" are open to the public.
the Cerritos Library. This event sells out quickly, so visit the library's site to purchase a ticket.
As some of you know, we lost our beloved Belgian Shepherd, Britches, at the beginning of November. He was eighteen, which is very old for his breed, and every one of those years was one we are thankful for. He was a big sweet, wonderful dog.
Jan with Britches as a pup. Photo by Steven Cvar.
Wylie ©2011 by Jan Burke
So we adopted a one-year-old shepherd mix we've named Jolie (you can hear it pronounced here) from the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, a wonderful facility. She a sweet and happy soul, and we love this new addition to our family.
Jolie © 2012 by Jan Burke.
One last thing before I go back to work on my manuscript -- thank you. Thank you so much for your interest in my work, for buying the books and coming to signings and events, for telling your friends about them. I deeply appreciate it! I hope that 2013 brings you all the best.