Registration is now open for the Creative Writing Institute at Florida Tech in Melbourne. Dorm accommodations are available for participants. Anne in Coral Springs tells me that my event at the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is sold out, but standing room is available. My story"The Cross-Eyed Bear," which appeared in Boston Noir has just been selected for The Best American Mystery Stories 2010. The anthology is due out in September and was edited by Lee Child and series editor Otto Penzler.