That's me on the left, with Tonka, the Noble Beast, and his talented "mom," mystery writer Roberta Isleib. Roberta and her husband John were my hosts this weekend when I taught at a Sisters In Crime workshop in Connecticut. They fed me sooo well, put me in the world's most comfortable guest room, and gave me gorgeous views of Long Island Sound. Here's a link to Roberta's blog, if you're interested in reading more about the workshop. And here's what I've stolen off her website to tell you more about Roberta who is the new international president of Sisters in Crime:
New Jersey born clinical psychologist Roberta Isleib took up writing golf mysteries to justify time spent on the links. Her first series, featuring a neurotic professional golfer and a sports psychologist, was nominated for both Agatha and Anthony awards. Roberta's new series starring a Connecticut psychologist and advice columnist debuted in 2007 with Deadly Advice. She says the work of the detective in a mystery has quite a bit in common with long-term psychotherapy: Start with a problem, follow the threads looking for clues, and gradually fill in the big picture.
And, yep, she's as nice as she looks. Plus, she bakes one heck of a great peach pie!