New Author Webpage

Meanderings and Muses isn't going anywhere.


I do have a new webpage which will focus mostly on my writing.

If you're interested in reading more about my books, anthologies, and events, please click over to

There are a few videos of me reading from "Whimsey: A Novel," and from other favorite authors' work.

With more videos still to come.

The new page is a work in progress with plans for still more to come
- I'm just still trying to figure out exactly what that might be -
so check back from time to time, please.

See you there!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Malice Domestic - the final day

The first part of my Malice Domestic recap is posted at The Jungle Reds Blog -

Today, the final day, was another terrific day.

I was a nervous wreck about moderating my first Malice panel, but I have to say, I had a ball!

Connie Archer, Jessie Crockett, Mary Ellen Hughes and Daryl Wood Gerber were all delightful.  It's hard, I think, to have a bad panel with women this smart, funny and talented.

We had a good turn-out.  People seemed to enjoy themselves and laughed, so I think we can say, it was a successful morning. I loved it.

Then, it was back to the bookroom for me.  Bumped into my buddy Karen Maslowski, and author Catriona McPherson

And bumped into my friend Sally Goldenbaum. I was able to pick up Sally's newest Seaside Knitters mystery, MURDER IN MERINO.  Yay!!!!  One of my favorite series.

I got to spend a little time chatting and giggling with two of the nicest women in the mystery world (they also happen to be exceptional writers).  Gigi Pandian and Jenny Milchman.

Next on my itinerary was a stop in the Grits and Graveyards: Southern Mysteries panel.  David Burnsworth, Susan Boyer, Molly Weston and Ruth Moose had a very fun panel talking about books set in the south so you know this was just my cup of tea.

A final visit to the lobby lounge and I spied author Con Lehane in time to say goodbye before retiring to my room for the rest of the day.

It's been another great Malice.
My thanks to the organizers and all the volunteers.

and now -
time for a nap . . . 


Reine said...

Terrific photos, Kaye! I hope you are resting after a powerful weekend at Malice!

Kathy Reel said...

Kaye, thanks for sharing your Malice experience with us and all the great pictures!

lil Gluckstern said...

Lovely recap. and I love the pictures! Thank you for taking us there. I'm sure you will sleep well tonight!

Margaret said...

Loved your postings on Malice here and on Jungle Red Writers, Kaye. For those of us not able to go, it was a virtual attendance. Great photos.
Margaret Pruter

Margaret said...

Loved your postings about Malice here and on Jungle Red Writers, Kaye. For those of us not able to go, it was a fun virtual attendance.
Margaret Pruter

Helen Smith said...

It was great to meet you at Malice. Wonderful write-up here and at Jungle Red Writers. Wasn't it fun!

Gigi Pandian said...

It was so wonderful meeting you in person and having some time to chat with you, Kaye!

Kaye Barley said...

Hi, everyone - Thanks so much for stopping by.

It was a fun time, and I'm glad you're all enjoying the photos.

Helen and Gigi - it was so nice meeting you both. Just never enough time to sit down for a nice, long chat. Next time!!