Glide Does TV

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Andy and his Harris Hawk “Glide” are interviewed about the Virginia Festival of the Book.  

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Home of the Virginia Festival Of The Book

Next week marks the arrival of the 18th annual Virginia Festival of the Book. It has been my good fortune to be involved with the festival for the last ten years. I’ll be around again this year, especially on Saturday the 24th. Here are a few places you’ll be able to find me:  Monday, March 19, TV appearance during 5 PM Newscast WCAV-TV CBS 19 to talk about upcoming festival.  Tuesday, March 20 — 5-6:30 PM – Pre-Festival Book Signing with …

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The Writer Flies Alone


Tomorrow, I’ll be speaking at Christopher Newport University as part of their 31st annual Writers’ Conference. I can hardly wait. In the afternoon, I get to be part of a panel with fellow mystery authors Steve Hamilton, Donna Andrews, and Brad Parks. In the morning I’ll be speaking about “The Spirit of the Hawk in Fact and Fiction,” accompanied by my new Harris Hawk “Glide.” Since many in the audience will be writers or aspiring writers, I thought I’d resurrect a blog …

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The Hawk Waits: So Did Jeremy Lin


Like many Americans in recent days, I’ve been following the seemingly overnight rise to stardom of basketball player Jeremy Lin, point guard for the New York Knicks. Lin’s story is of one those feel-good, rags-to-riches tales we all love to hear or read about, especially when its protagonist is as humble, intelligent, and well-grounded as Lin appears to be. Lin’s rise to NBA prominence from Harvard, an excellent school though far from being a basketball powerhouse, appeals to me. Partly …

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