Hello my pretties! For those of you who didn’t already know, I’ll be going to Bouchercon in St. Louis in just a few weeks. Bouchercon is really a mystery con, and I’m not going so much as an author as I am a professor, to network with mystery writers for the nefarious purposes of our MFA program. I might also be going to hang out with Juliet Blackwell and Sophie Littlefield, and the fact that my good friends Ervin and Gary call St. Louis home is just icing on that sweet, sweet cake.
That said, I’m only going for three days and I’m not on any panels. But I did manage to wrangle a signing! For those of you who’ll be at Bouchercon, I’ll be at the Crimespree table, in the Dealer Room, on Saturday morning from 10 AM – 11 AM. I’ll be with Tom Schreck, who writes about boxing and basset hounds, and I’m looking forward to meeting him.
Now, on the one jazz hand, YAY SIGNING. On the other (less jazz) hand, the dealer room is only open to people with Bouchercon passes. So anyone already a part of Bouchercon who wants to come see me just has to show their badge at the door. BUT, Bouchercon does sell day passes for those of you who can’t do the whole con. They’re 75$, and they’re for the full day. The Saturday schedule for B’con is here. On Saturday, you can use that day pass to see far cooler people than me, such as Sara Paretsky, Val McDermid, Charlaine Harris, and Toni L.P. Kelner.
That said, if you happen to be in the hotel, and you happen to see me at the bar, come talk to me, pass or no pass. I drink Guinness or Makers Mark Manhattans, btw. Just sayin’. 😉
So yay for signings! Also yay to the fact I just turned in Book Five, Tempest’s Fury, to the editrix. She still needs work, obviously, but getting that first draft in always feels gooooooooood.
It also means that I can start on some new projects, one of which is a short story. Who’d like to learn a little more about Capitola, Moo, and Shar, the ladies of Triptych?