Left Coat Crime 2019, Vancouver, Canada Memories
My March trip to Vancouver, BC, Canada was filled with great, and not-so-great experiences. Meeting writers, new readers, and fans is always the high point for me, and this conference was no exception. I enjoyed greeting those I knew, like Catriona McPherson, Simon Wood, Anne Cleeland, and Susanna Caulkins, and introducing myself again to those I met on Facebook or admired from a distance like James Ziskin, Carola Dunn, Lori Rader-Day, and Dru Ann Love. I also met my encouraging and supportive co-panelists Dale Berry, Margaret Dumas and Laura Andersen on my very first panel.
My friend, writer, and mentor Margaret Morse, and I, hosted a Banquet table and met an amazing group of readers. It was wonderful to hear how each of our guests related to our books.
On the downside, I caught a cold while I was there, which escalated into Bronchitis after I got home, and possibly the flu. It didn’t make me feel any better to discover I wasn’t the only one!
Malice Domestic 31, May 3-5, 2019
I will be attending my first Malice Domestic Conference in Bethesda, MD in less than two weeks. Luckily I’m beginning to feel human again, and expect to have a wonderful time. I won’t be traveling with Margaret this time and may just sit back and enjoy the hubbub. But please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself! I’ll be participating in my second-ever panel:
What Was That?: Paranormal Mysteries
Sunday, May 5, 10-10:50 a.m
Judy Cater — Moderator
Margaret Dumas – Author of Murder at the Palace, featuring “classic movies, ghostly mayhem, and a murder or two.”
Wendy Fallon – Author of the series, Cali May Mysteries. Cali’s fourth and most recent adventure, Evil in the Water, is scheduled for publishing April 30. Cali travels to Florida to visit a newly discovered cousin and trips over a body on the beach, is accosted by a 400 year-old spirit, threatened by man-eating alligators, and uncovers murder.
Molly MacRae – Author of the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series, featuring Kath Rutledge and shop ghost Geneva.
Clea Simon – Author of the series Witch Cats of Cambridge. The first book, A Spell of Murder, features three cats with magic powers and their human, Becca.
Cali’s Most Recent Adventure, Evil in the Water, Coming April 30, 2019