Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. Want my Tess home. My day won’t be right until she comes home. I know she’s fine. The  Pickerings are a wonderful family. I just miss her.

2. Gorgeous day. Go outside, friends. Walk. Run. Dance. Glory in the day!

3. Jen and I complaining about our aches and pains, like a couple of old ladies. But we are in pain because we are working out. And that’s a good thing.

4. Hoping to get lots done on my book this week. But I need to finish my gingerbread tin article and get my newsletter updated, as well. And the girls are off from school tomorrow.

5. Can’t wait for Thursday. My first official appearance as a mystery author–and I’ll be on a panel with some wonderful people. Check out the festival.

Here’s a bit about what I’m doing. I’ll be signing pie books and giving away a copy of an ARC of Scrapbook of Secrets.


When: Thursday, October 13 | 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Venue: The Library of Virginia

Fee and registration for lunch; panels are free of charge but require advance registration

If you are a fan of the genre, then don’t miss this event that hosts a dozen of the best mystery writers in the business for a reader-friendly, interactive and fun day of discussion and insight. There will be break-out panels in the morning and afternoon to enjoy casual conversation and Q&A, and a lunch hosted by the venerable author and People’s Choice Award nominee Donna Andrews. Book signings will be available throughout the day. This powerhouse lineup of talent includes Donna Andrews, Mollie Bryan, Meredith Cole, Ellen Crosby, Jan Neuharth, Alan Orloff, Brad Parks, Sandy Parshall, David L. Robbins, JB Stanley, Andy Straka, and Irene Ziegler.

Moderators are Art Taylor, Steve Weddle, Katherine Neville and Meredith Cole.


9:30 – 10:30 – “What Comes First: Plot of Character?” — moderated by Art Taylor featuring Orloff, Crosby, Cole, Andrews and Bryan.

10:45 – 11:45 – “Professionals v. Amateurs” – moderated by Steve Weddle featuring Neuharth, Straka and Stanley.

1:30 – 2:30 – ” THE CUTTING EDGE:  What makes a thriller different from a mystery? ” – moderated by Katherine Neville featuring Parks, Parshall, Robbins, and Ziegler.

Questions? 804.692.3900

4 thoughts on “Five things I thought about during my morning run:

  1. Sally Landes says:

    I so agree with #2 and # 3! It is a gorgeous day made to be enjoyed and appreciated. I’ve been jogging for a really long time and I’m much slower than my 20’s, but my friends tell me at least you are still doing it. When we stop excercising, that’s when we will be in trouble. So I just keep going!!!! Hope the panel discussions go real well for you on Thursday 🙂

  2. Kelly says:

    I have to say too that I am convinced with #2 and # 3! It is a gorgeous day designed to participate in and appreciated. When we stop excercising, that’s when we will be in trouble.

  3. Sammy says:

    Greetings Mollie Cox Bryan thank you for your great article on Five things I thought about during my morning run. the article was very helpful for a project I am working on for school.

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