Haunted by Iowa

Two Iowa scenes that have haunted me since I photographed them in 2009. Sometimes I wonder if the structures are still there, but I really don't want to know. I'm happy to remember them like they were on this February day. Both are © B.J. Smith

See you soon, Des Moines!

Mrs. Smith and I don't often get back to our former stomping grounds in Iowa's capital city, but we'll be there Saturday, June 8. It's a multi-purpose trip, including a "Meet the Author" event the nice folks at Beaverdale Books so generously arranged on rather short notice. If you've read some previous posts (like this … Continue reading See you soon, Des Moines!

A hot day at the ballpark

Excerpted from North of Grand: Detective Red Shaw Novel #2 Read the book on Kindle or Nook Shaw tried to remember the last time he’d been on a date. Way back, right after he met Sally. He hoped this one wouldn’t be as awkward. They’d arranged to meet at the west end of a pedestrian bridge over … Continue reading A hot day at the ballpark

Homegrown crime fiction coming to Des Moines

Hey, Des Moines! My Detective Red Shaw paperbacks are coming to a bookstore near you. Like, right there in my old hometown. Soon, too! I'll let you know when they arrive, and then I'll tell you where. Guesses are more than welcome in the meantime. Maybe there's a clue or two somewhere here, maybe some … Continue reading Homegrown crime fiction coming to Des Moines