There are so many exciting events in the world of mystery readers and writers, I wish I could attend every one but then how would I get any writing done?
I am delighted that I will be visiting Long Beach, California from November 13 to 16, 2014. Bouchercon is the largest annual gathering of the mystery community. It is a great place to spend time with old friends and there is always a lot to learn at panels and workshops. For more information click here.
On February 7, 2015 I will be in Birmingham, Alabama attending Murder in the Magic City, a one day mystery conference for fans of all sub-genres of mystery novels. The Guests of Honor are Hank Phillippi Ryan and Craig Johnson so I am sure we will have a grand time. There will be a silent auction of baskets filled with books and book themed items which will benefit the Shoals Animal Advocates. SAA fosters, provides meds and vetting, spays/neuters, worms, coordinates adoption events and rescues homeless dogs/cats from the local community. You can read more about Murder in the Magic City here.
On Sunday February 8, 2015, I will travel to Wetumpka, Alabama to attend a luncheon, Murder on the Menu, which is the primary fundraising event for the Wetumpka Public Library. The nice folks in Wetumpka coordinate annually with Murder in the Magic City so that we authors (who don’t get out very often) won’t have to travel to the area on two separate occasions to visit each of these wonderfully homey events. You can read all about Murder on the Menu here.
Then on Thursday, February 26, 2015 I will be attending Sleuthfest, an annual four day conference for mystery, suspense and thriller writers sponsored by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. This year the conference returns to Deerfield Beach, Florida. You can find more information here.
The grand gathering known as Malice Domestic will be held in Bethesda, Maryland from May 1 to 3, 2015. It is an annual writer and fan convention saluting the traditional mystery, and since “cozy” mysteries fit right in with the traditional mysteries, Well Read, Then Dead and I will be right at home. To learn more about Malice Domestic you can click here.
So over the next few months, I’ll be traveling here and there. I so enjoy meeting the readers and writers who fill my world. If you are going to be at any of these conventions, please let me know so we can spend some time together.