California Crime Writers and a Long-Awaited Meeting
California Crime Writers Conference / Leslie Karst / Post / Writing

California Crime Writers and a Long-Awaited Meeting

A little over a week ago, I had the pleasure of attending and participating in the bi-annual California Crime Writers Conference in Culver City, Los Angeles. Culver City is soaked in movie-making history, with its MGM lot dating back to 1924 and Sony Pictures taking up multiple acres of the now uber-trendy city. So it … Continue reading

Murder from Scratch, and My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Book Birthday / Leslie Karst / Post

Murder from Scratch, and My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Tomorrow, April 9th, marks the official release of the fourth book in my Sally Solari series, Murder from Scratch. Yes, you could say I’m pretty darned excited. But it’s been a tough few days leading up to this point. Last Thursday, I awoke to learn that my 89-year-old father, Kenneth L. Karst, was being assigned … Continue reading

That Movie’s So Popular…Why???
Becky Clark / Cynthia Kuhn / Ellen Byron / Group Post / Kathleen Valenti / Leslie Karst / Lisa Q. Mathews / Vickie Fee

That Movie’s So Popular…Why???

 The Oscars are a’comin’, which brings to mind movies whose popularity eludes us. They may be critically acclaimed and audience favorites, but for us, the review is… meh. Here are the Chicks’ choices of movies whose popularity, acclaim, or existence we just don’t get. Continue reading