2013 was my first Bouchercon, and hope it won't be the last.
1300 of your newest friends gather to talk mystery and crime fiction for 4 days.
Held in Albany, NY, an interesting place of architecture- and deserted streets at night.
Here's the room where all the booksellers vend their multitudinous wares.
And here's Albany's own Book House table, who were my official vendors for the event.
So I was on an Author Panel, talking about pacing in crime fiction,
with fellow Sister
We gave great panel, and had a blast! Filled the room, too!
And then we went to the big book room to have our signing, along with other panelists from that hour.
Signing my first e-reader!
Daniel Friedman and Michael Kardos
And Toni Kelner
Long line of authors
And long line for authors- that's Sheila Connolly, a NY Times best-seller, and fellow Sister in Crime, waiting for another author!
And we met many other writers-- here I am with award-winning Canadian star Simone St. James
Here's Simone with my fellow Sister in Crime Leslie Wheeler
And me with Marcia Clark-- for those of you who watched the OJ trial on TV
We had some fun, too- here's one night at a music jam session.
Group dinner at a pub one night, with a very fun bunch
And we finish with this last one that's extra-special, and a major success story.
Several years ago, at the Crime Bake mystery convention, we were all pitching our books to agents.
Today, we are all published- and by 3 different paths!
Holly West's novel, Mistress of Fortune, will be out in Feb from Harlequin’s Carina Press
And I've published 3 novels with two small presses, and done story collections on my own
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