I am Joe Biden

Well, not exactly. But I am now a Vice President. Sure, it’s only for the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, but that’s still pretty cool (I was the only candidate, and they had blackmail information to make me run BUT STILL…) In addition to the web duties, I’ll be working on scheduling meetings and on the MWA booth at the Printer’s Row book festival. Yay me! In other news, I’ve updated my EVENTS page with stuff for 2010. Check it out!
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Bookstores to visit

Hey, as you’re doing your Christmas shopping, consider hitting a few independent book stores. They could use the business. Two of my favorites: Centuries and Sleuths, a history and mystery book store in Forest Park. 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 771-7243 The Bookcellar, a small bookstore with a cafe in beautiful Lincoln Square. 4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 773.293.2665
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Be careful out there

Just heard about a New Jersey Wal-Mart temp worker who was trampled to death when they openned the doors this morning. I just don’t get it. Here’s an alternative to the madness – go to a bookstore ( preferrably an independant one) and do some shopping there. These stores can really use the help, and it’s unlikely you’ll be in physical danger.
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