Gary spends the day with the ladies of Pens Fatales

I'm guest blogging today at Pens Fatales! In which I reveal the existence of Mysteria, the Muse of Mystery Writing.

The Pens are eight ladies who write great books. I met a third of the team at Bouchercon, where they promptly declared themselves my new fashion consultants. I'm in capable hands. The Pens set a high benchmark for coolness themselves.


Loretta Ross said...

Should I ask how you managed to meet two and two-thirds people or is that one of those things it's better not to know?

Kidding. JUST kidding. Going to go read your guest blog now. ;)

Gary Corby said...

These things happen at crime writer conferences if someone gets sloppy in a demonstration session.

Sophie Littlefield said...

I'm not telling...though I will say that meeting Gary was 2/3 of the reason to be in indy. :)

Merry Monteleone said...

Great Gary, yet another awesome blog to add to my must read list.

So I'm wondering, what are the other muses names/descriptions? And which one is the muse for comedy - that seems to be my strength and most of the feedback I get starts with "love the sense of humor", though I wasn't purposely trying to write comedy so I'm not sure if that's good or not :-)

Barrie said...

I could use some fashion consultants myself!

Gary Corby said...

Hi Barrie, I can recommend the Pens for clothing advice, especially if you're keen on cowboy boots.

Merry, the Muses are:

Calliope, Muse of Epic Song
Clio, Muse of History
Euterpe, Muse of Lyric Song
Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy
Terpsichore, Muse of Dance
Erato, Muse of Erotic Poetry & Harlequin Authors (not counting Dell Arte, of course)
Polyhymnia, Muse of Sacred Song (poly - many; hymnia - hymns)
Urania, Muse of Astronomy
Mysteria, Muse of Mystery

...and the one you've been waiting for...

Thalia, Muse of Comedy

Gary Corby said...

Of course, anyone called Merry is fated to write humour.

T. Anne said...

OK, I'm going to hop over and check out how your doing.