Daisy Bateman

Shoesday: Gang Aft Agley

This week, Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, is coming to San Francisco for the first time in years, and I have been looking forward to it for months. I booked a room at the convention hotel, so I wouldn’t have to schlep back and forth from home, and I’ve been giving serious thought to what … Read more

Shoefinder: Sophie’s New Book

 Shoefinder: It’s Not Just For Shoes Anymore Today we have our first repeat visitor to the Shoefinder world, and this time we are going Beyond Shoes*. Sophie Littlefield, cross-genre author extraordinaire, has a new YA book coming out and we are going to help her develop a look to go with it. The book is … Read more

Thurscheese: The Unexpected Combination

You can learn interesting things when from leftovers. For example, you can learn that orange juice has an expiration date for a reason, and not all Chinese take-out can be resurrected by stir-frying. But sometimes you learn good things too. For example, did you know that if you take some whole wheat pita bread: Cut … Read more

Shoesday: Twice As Nice

So, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned anything about this, but I’ve been suffering from some muscle pain in my legs lately. (You had no idea, right?) And along with giving me an excuse to skip the gym for a couple of days this has caused something unprecedented to happen: I have worn the same … Read more

A Day at the Races

If you were to see me today, you might notice that something is a little odd. “Why is she walking like a brain-damaged penguin?” You might wonder. If you had some free time, you might even ask me, “Hey, what’s wrong with you? Did you lose a fight with a thigh-high bulldozer? Is it even … Read more

The Six-Dollar Question

One of the things I love about Twitter is the opportunity to have silly and pointless conversations with other people who would rather have silly and pointless conversations than get their work done. Also, without it I would never have known that you can get someone to draw you a terrible logo for $5. Which … Read more

What I Love About Country Music

The way it expresses subtle emotions: Joey + Rory, “Cheater, Cheater“* I think the errors add a certain je ne sais spelling. Danielle Peck, “I Don’t“ Not the greatest song ever, but with one of my favorite lyrics of all time in the chorus. Speaking of which. . . Hayes Carll, “She Left Me For … Read more