The Writing Inspiration

Sitting at Thomas Hardy’s desk in his home on a Road Scholar trip (see Travel Diary Raleigh to Literary England, May 2016), Kinman receives inspiration to write—but not like T.H.! From this trip came the Greenway series of mystery short stories set at Agatha Christie’s holiday home named Greenway.

The Book Talk & Signing

Kinman displaying her books at a book talk and signing with other authors in La Crescenta, California.

The Play

One of Kinman’s most exciting moments—talking to the actors who performed her play Baskets to Jade, a biographical work about Grace Nicholson, a unique business woman in the early 1900s in Pasadena, California.

The Acting

Kinman discussing lines in her play with the two actors in Baskets to Jade.

The Travel

Kinman waving to her cameraman husband from their hotel room near St. Mark’s Square, the heart of Venice, on a Road Scholar trip. (See Travel Diary Paris and Venice, May 2017.)

The Journey

On a Road Scholar trip to Crete (See Travel Diary Crete and Athens March-April 2019) one of the members of the group, Betsy Wenger, wanted to take Kinman’s picture as her outfit matched the doorknob in Heraklion. No murder on this trip—yet.

The Children

Kinman, just before her interactive workshop on “How To Write a Mystery” at the Hasting Ranch Branch Library in Pasadena, California, to children’s book writers and illustrators, posing before the mystery mural featuring the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Scooby-Do, and Sherlock Holmes.

The Meet & Greet

Prolific mystery author Gayle Bartos-Pool and Kinman at the book talk and signing in La Crescenta, California.