Original Jersey Veggies
It’s a calm, slightly muggy Thursday night here in Old Bridge and I’ve got murder on the brain again. This time it’s a little different. I received an email about the Deadly Ink conference and the Jersey Authors panel I will be on the first day of the conference, which is Friday evening. It looks to be a lot of fun sitting with a group of all New Jersey authors. I have met several of them previously – all friendly, pleasant people and as you would expect, wonderful mystery writers.
The conference begins on August 7 and ends on Sunday, August 9. I’ve been to several of these conferences, both as a participant and as a regular attendee. They are fun and informative, and a great place for both avid mystery readers and writers to get together and shoot the breeze, kibitz, and gather inside information. If you’re interested in attending, or just want to peek at the various speakers and agents, click on Deadly Ink above and it should bring you to the sight. Though the link reads 2014, the site information has been updated for the 2015 conference.
Okay, now an explanation of the pictures above. They are from a genuine Jersey garden, but they are from the original Jersey in the Channel Islands. My expat sister moved to Jersey from London a couple of years ago (once you’re from New Jersey, you can’t get away from it), and both she and my brother-in-law (okay, he’s a Brit but their gardens are almost as impressive as here in the great Garden State!) have the greenest thumbs in the U.K. and set out to prove it!
They grow purple beans, green beans, zucchini, shallots, garlic, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, and just about everything else you can plant. So there you go – genuine Jersey produce from across the pond.
Have a great weekend everybody and enjoy this rapidly passing summer.