Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

When Women Didn't Count sneaks out

Interesting experience today.  I was hunting some examples for a history project at work and I went looking for a source I used in my book.  I remembered a quote so I searched for it and what was the first thing that came up?  My little baby at GoogleBooks.  I don't have a copy yet but Google does.

To be clear: My copy isn't late.  Google got theirs early.  I suppose that's a good thing.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

When Women Didn't Count gets used

Big event for me today.  I was in the Research and Writing Studio in the library today, helping a student with a sociology project.  I realized that he might be helped by a quotation I mention in my new book which Praeger will be publishing in late June.

I happened to have it on a flash drive in my pocket so I slapped it into the computer and pulled up the PDF.  I found the quotation, found the citation, and checked it in the bibliography.  They all worked (yay!) and I quickly linked to the source of the quotation.  The student was amazed.  "I can't believe the government was studying this subject in 1870!"

They were.  And guess what?  When Women Didn't Count just received its first research use..

Friday, May 12, 2017

SMFS and Shanks

The Short Mystery Fiction Society is celebrating Short Story Month.  Today they call out "Shanks Holds The Line," which is available for free here.   Thanks, SMFS!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nakhshon in the Washington Independent Review of BOoks

The Washington Independent Review of Books highlighted the nominees for the Agatha Award for Best Short Story, and invited them to "suggest an additional story — a recent favorite — for readers here to seek out, with bonus points for any resonance or connections with their own works."

B.K. Stevens, nominated for her excellent story "The Last Blue Glass," had this to say:

When I looked for a story “connected” to mine, I thought of Robert Lopresti’s “Nakhshon,” published in Jewish Noir. In both stories, someone others see as helpless gets caught up in a wrenching situation and decides to strike back. The situations and the decisions are very different, but both characters face tough, potentially deadly dilemmas.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Take a Box escapes

A friend told me today that a friend of hers was at some kind of musical/religious retreat recently and someone said "This song is by Rob Lopresti.  I think he lives in Bellingham."  And sang this one.  It's always nice when one of my little darlings sprouts wings and flies away from home.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lopresti Italiano

From Sherlock Magazine:

In attesa del suo romanzo presto edito in Italia, l'autore americano torna con un altro suo ottimo racconto sulla prestigiosa Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

So now you know.