Lady and the Trump

While much of his empire lay buried under two feet of snow, the Donald was in Florida getting married again. Years ago his divorce from Ivana resulted famously in her acquisition of the Plaza Hotel and several villages upstate. That’s when Don’s hair took on the color of a North Jersey sunset; anyway, since Don’s an author, congratulations are in order from those of us who enjoy complex property deals.

Closer to home Karen Junker has a blog called Scarletmuse on Publishers Marketplace. Karen is founder of THE WRITER’S WEEKEND, to be held this June 9-12 in Seattle. It’s a different kind of writers conference, deisgned to have more one on one interaction between genre novelists, agents and editors. Genre includes Romance, Mystery, Historical, Thriller, and all subsets thereof. Mark your calendar because if you missed Don’s wedding, you won’t want to miss this conference too.

I’m finishing Samina Ali’s MADRAS ON RAINY DAYS from Picador. It tells the story of a young woman returning from the States to India for her arranged marriage. I hope to have a review posted this week.