Joe and Karen Lansdale are in Houston for the weekend, so on Friday night Judy and I drove over to have dinner with them. And to talk, of course. We covered plenty of topics, and when we got onto Joe's scriptwriting, he reminded me that he and I did a "treatment" based on my Sheriff Dan Rhodes books. He asked what I'd done with it, and I said, "Nothing." Mainly because I have no idea what to do with it, and for that matter I'm not even sure if it's any good. Maybe one of these days I'll figure it out.
Joe's in town because tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, he (and I) will be among the readers at a celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Maltese Falcon's book publication. The reading will be kicked off by Robert B. Parker at 5:00 p.m. at Houston's Brazos Bookstore. I'm reading at 5:57, and Joe will follow me. Joe's a terrific reader, so I'm glad I'm not following him. Anyway, you're all invited.