I’m thrilled to be attending my first Bouchercon, the largest mystery writer and reader book conference in the world. We recently moved from Phoenix, Arizona, to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, which is approximately two hours from the event in St. Petersburg. Because we decided I could go at the last minute (finances, schedules, dog, etc.) a flurry of activity ensued. Business cards? Need to order more, especially for my newest book Magnolia Murders. Flights? No need, I’m driving. Hotel room? The event venue has been booked solid since 2017, but found a room close by. Rain? Yes, bring the umbrella and boots. I’m hoping to meet or see many of my favorite authors, even from afar! I’m so excited!
Left Coast Crime 2019: Whale of a Crime, Vancouver, BC, Canada
I’ve also just signed up for Left Coast Crime to be held March 28 – 31, 2019. I’ve registered to serve on a panel or two, so we’ll see if they take me. There are many authors who attend LCC but not Bouchercon, and vice versa, so I expect to meet and see a different set of favorites, and close friends. Among those I recognize will be Merrilee Robson, Cathy Ace, Simon Wood, Laurie Fagen, Margaret Morse, Laurie R. King, and Carola Dunn.
My next book: Magnolia Murders
Magnolia Murders, the next Cali May Mystery in my series will be published on Sept. 12, 2018. I’m hoping you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Click here for a summary.