Friday, October 31, 2014

Meet Me at Bouchercon: Panels and More!

I’m gearing up for Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, that will be held in Long Beach, CA, November 13-16. This convention is going to be fabulous! 2000 fans, readers, writers, editors, and publishers. It can be overwhelming, so if you plan to go, check out the programming to decide in advance what you’d like to see. Spend time in the main Lobby and Bookroom and Bar, too. Great places to make new friends and meet new authors.

At Bouchercon, I’ll be facilitating the Kick-Off to Bcon: Author Speed Dating. 8:30 a.m., Thursday, November 13. This is a frenzied event in which authors in pairs circulate to tables of fans and readers and pitch their books (2.5 minutes each!).

I’ll also be facilitating Bouchercon 101 (Regency A) at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 13. All you need to know about Bcon to get the most out of the convention.

On Friday, November 14 I’ll be on the panel “All about the Fans: Super Fans and How They Got Involved.” 10 -11 a.m. (Regency D) with Al Abramson, Kerry Hammond, Dru Ann Love, Doris Ann Norris, moderated by Brad Parks.

On Sunday, November 16, I’ll facilitate (not moderate) “Do You Write What You Know? A Conversation with Jan Burke, Barry Eisler, Laurie R. King and Elaine Viets.” Please drop by.

And, if that isn’t enough, I’ll be presenting the Macavity Awards at the opening ceremonies on Thursday night! That’s the Mystery Readers International Award for the BEST!

FYI: Day passes will be available for Bouchercon, so if you haven't registered for the convention yet, and you're not sure you can be there every day, come on by.

Can’t make it to Bouchercon? Left Coast Crime, one of my favorite conventions, will be held in Portland in 2015. Tim Hallinan will be one of the guests of honor, along with Chelsea Cain. Toastmaster: Gar Haywood.
Crimelandia: Left Coast Crime, March 12-15, 2015. Don’t miss it.
To find out more, go here! http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2015/

See you at Bouchercon!

Irish Book Award Crime Fiction Shortlist

The Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award Shortlist

Can Anybody Help Me? by Sinéad Crowley
Last Kiss by Louise Phillips
The Final Silence by Stuart Neville
The Kill by Jane Casey
The Secret Place by Tana French
Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

HT: Declan Burke- Crime Always Pays