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Bouchercon 2013

 





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 in Crime
Toni Kelner as moderator (on my left), and fellow panelists:
A.X. Ahmad, Julia Pomeroy, Daniel Friedman, and Michael Kardos.

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

Daniel's novel Don't Ever Get Old won the Macavity award at the event!

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

I met Tess Gerritsen and thanked her for her fundraising efforts on behalf of Alzheimer's research. Because of her, I made a donation, and get to guest post on Joe Konrath's famous blog in October!

Fellow Sister in Crime Edith Maxwell and Sue Grafton

And me with Marcia Clark-- for those of you who watched the OJ trial on TV

And here's superstars Sue Grafton, Hank Philippi Ryan, and Anne Perry

We had some fun, too- here's one night at a music jam session.

That's Heather Graham in black, the smiler in back is Pete Morin, and the lovely lady on the right is Laura Morrigan

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!

Pete Morin self-published Diary of a Small Fish.

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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