Getting started

After I gave the keynote speech at Of Dark and Stormy Nights, a conference for new and aspiring writers last month, a number of people asked if I'd post the text on the web. This blog and the rest of my website, located at, are the result. I'll use this webspace to gather up some of what I've written and said about mysteries, the business of books and whatever else comes to mind.

To kick things off, here's the text of the Dark & Stormy keynote. Post your comments via this blog entry.