Bouchercon 2017: Pretty Damn Good

Bouchercon 2017: Pretty Damn Good

The email I received asking about it contains terrific information. Two persons are “teamed” and we will move from table to table. I’m working hard to prepare table favors for fans and others who will remain seated. The authors making the pitches move from table to table. I like to sew and fiddle with crafts. The favors is not as daunting as composing decent pitches. I suspect it’s a good idea to wear comfortable shoes.

Bouchercon Bliss

Saturday was my last day of Bouchercon. I was surprised how well attended this was considering the early hour, especially for a Saturday. Perhaps the bars closed early Friday night. There were a lot of new authors there, so the moderator called up a group of four or five at a time, and then gave each person one minute to tell us about their novel.

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We created categories to give people an idea of what they might be getting — mood and style of the book more than genre. In the Mood for Love Persuasion by A. Van Dine Known for my immense intellect I already know who did it, but the fun is whether anyone else can figure it out Adores fencing, golfing, fine art, and unmasking a suspect on my own terms The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison A Tibetan prison filled with Buddhist monks is the last place I expected to be Clinging to one last chance to prove myself Knows that the truth, and faith, can sometimes hurt you even as it saves you Have Pith Helmet, Will Travel The Allan Quartermain series by H.

Rider Haggard Big game hunting is the only occupation for a man such as myself Am a night owl by nature Hates the cold and damp, loves open spaces and hot weather The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis History fascinates me. Instead of reading about it, I visit the past to see it in action Am a capable nurse Tries to find hope even in the darkest times The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy Lonely and seeking comfort Sometimes the enemy is not the enemy Good at sneaking around.


Not only does it have a solid plot and was well-written but the characters seem to make the story. I don’t want to give too much away, though I will say that through the book you witness not only the character development of one of the main characters which I find it common for romance stories but for both AND for secondary characters as well. Reviewed by Angie on Jun 29, I’ll have to say the book wasn’t for me.

Sep 08,  · HALLIE EPHRON: Today, Reds are at Bouchercon, the world’s premier mystery conference. And I will meet and chat with people from the Crooked Lane publisher, and participate in author speed dating, and attend the librarians’ tea. Phew! It’s going to be a very busy couple of days but I’m so looking forward to seeing Red Readers there.

First, they graciously hosted the monthly meeting of the local chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. We had a terrific guest speaker, Josh Brogadir, a TV personality, narrator, and voiceover artist, who spoke on producing audiobooks. And I got this pic of my Zack Taylor mystery series on prominent position at the MWA display at the front of the store, with a featured writeup and recommendations from pro writers.

Hope you’re able to enjoy some valued family time, and remember the blessings we do have, even though we live in uncertain times of terrible people trying to make life worse for others. Here’s a Christmas treat for you- debut author Joanna Schaffhausen talks about her work. Great book-buying event of the season, where folks come and see their favorite mystery writers signing copies.

Although this was the 6th annual party of this type, this was the first time at the new location of the recently-moved bookstore. To see recent posts of the bookstore’s big move, click here, and Grand Opening, click here.

Speed dating with Harlequin series authors at Romantic Times this May

We tacked on a few days before Bouchercon to attend the launch party for Diane Chamberlain’s new book. As I have mentioned here before my sister is a terrific novelist who happens to live near Raleigh. This was her first Bcon, and I am happy to say she enjoyed it. I think that’s it but I enjoyed it too.

Sep 12,  · Bouchercon was a success and it’s onward to in Dallas. Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Thanks for making the New Author’s Breakfast and Speed Dating successful for us this year! Reply.

Round robin[ edit ] In the Round Robin model, participants meet each other sequentially in random pairings. To facilitate movement of participants, the chairs in the room are often organized in two circles or facing rows of desks. The host opens the first round of meetings, usually with a bell or buzzer. The two participants in each meeting introduce themselves, briefly summarizing their business histories and goals. They often exchange business cards and possibly additional information for a follow-up meeting.

After a set time period of a few minutes, the host stops the first round of meetings. Then either the inner or outer circle participants — or the front or back line of desks — moves to the next space. Following a brief settling-in period, the host starts the second round of meetings. In Round Robin speed networking, a participant would meet an average of 10 contacts during an hour-long event.

Station-based[ edit ] In the Station-based model, participants meet each other individually based on a pre-assignment.

Bouchercon 2017: Pretty Damn Good

With premises and story lines different from your run-of-the-mill whodunits, we tend to write outside the box. We blog several times a week on all topics relating to romantic suspense and mystery, our writing, and our readers. We welcome all comments and often have guest bloggers. All our authors can be contacted separately, too, using their own social media links.

We find our genre delightfully, dangerously, and deliciously exciting – join us here, if you do too! What can I say?

Oct 19,  · Posts about Speed dating written by Sherry Harris. Jessie Crockett/Jessica Estevao. Jessica Estevao writes the Change of Fortune Mysteries. The first in the series, Whispers Beyond the Veil, will release in September She loves the beach, mysterious happenings and all things good-naturedly paranormal.

Murder at the Beach Take Away by Christine Husom Conventions, conferences, writing groups, classes, workshops, and meetings with writers and others in the publishing world all afford opportunities for writers to hone their craft, get fresh ideas, and learn from others what has or has not worked for them in the world of publishing. I have appreciated being part of the writing world in different ways, but had not attended a convention until two years ago when I went to Bouchercon in Cleveland.

I loved the experience and was able go again this year: It was my first time in CA, and an added bonus was I also spent two days with a childhood friend and her husband. We had lunch and talked and talked. The main Bouchercon convention site was at the Hyatt Regency, but a number of the panels and events were at the nearby Convention Center.

Bouchercon – The World Mystery Convention

I’ll be hosting this riotous and informative event with Ingrid Willis, Chair of Bouchercon. Grab your continental breakfast free breakfast to Bcon attendees starts at 8 am and find a table. You will love this exhausting marathon of over authors “pitching” their books.

Sep 26,  · We originally set out to feature 6 short interviews in our first-ever “Author Speed Dating” show, but the conversations were all too good to cut short—so we split it in two. Episode 23 features David Gordon (“The Bouncer”), Nikki Dolson (“All s: 5.

Look on the far right at the woman who does nothing halfway- except photos: The readers appear to be laughing at my funny funny joke, or I spilled something. I basically said this…. Then, it was time for coffee and an apple before the panels began. I met lots of new friends in the bar. Some pretended not to know me Which was kind of suspicious But not to worry. There were many more days and opportunities to stalk— I mean, kindly, graciously approach and chat with those fantastic writers that move me to fill the blank page every day.

Like this dude reading at Noir at the Bar. Or any of these folks in the super awesome author dog pile! Or this amazing Georgia writer, who I missed catching, but here we are a few years ago: Or maybe even this guy who genuinely seems happy that I am interrupting their lunch, because I had an idea to get him to personalize this book of his that I had just snatched up along with some other doozies: See how incredulous he looks? That is the man himself, Mr.

A Registrant Asks…

I returned from Bouchercon Toronto after a very long travel day, via Philadelphia. Sadly only saw the inside of the Philly airport. What are they hiding from the clouds?! Between meetings and my own events, I usually have little time to visit other panels. Ellison, and so many other terrific writers and editors speak.

Oct 12,  · There are panels, quizzes, author speed dating, author presentations, awards, and just plain schmoozing. Something for everyone, whether you like cozy or noir, fiery debates or intimate conversations, hanging out at the bar with your favourite authors.

Countdown to Bouchercon 1 and Countdown to Bouchercon 2. This week, I am pleased to be talking about some of the non-panel-related activities which will be happening during the conference. You will no doubt arrive at Bouchercon with a list of authors you hope to hear, meet and get autographed books from. But remember that part of the joy of Bouchercon is discovering new reading adventures as well. With that in mind, there are several events planned that will help to facilitate this connection: Author Speed Dating Grab a seat at a table and get ready for a whirlwind tour of authors.

Pairs of authors will circulate around all the tables in the room, giving quick introductions to themselves and their books. This is a great way to start off your Bouchercon weekend — it allows you to meet many authors quickly and when you find some of interest and you certainly will , it might help you to choose which panels to attends later in the conference. Most of these authors will have bookmark and business card swag to help you remember them after the barrage of plots and characters you will have thrown at you in quick succession during this two-hour marathon.

Meet the New Authors Breakfast This event is a little less hectic than the author speed dating event. Once again, authors will give a quick introduction of themselves and their book, but the volume of authors participating is reduced — limited by the requirement that they must be debut authors.


Murder on the Beach Location: Long Beach, California Date: Tuesday, November 11 Met for the first time Judy B. We spent most of the breakfast laughing our hearts out and decided that we are sisters from another mother. Enroute, I got to experience small town Long Beach and its colorful buildings. Back at the hotel and to the book room to help fold papers, and stuff book bags.

8 – 10 AM – Author Speed Dating. Bouchercon’s kickoff event! 44 authors (well, 45 if you count both of us) and readers! – PM – Best First Novel Panel.

Contact Malice Domestic I’m just back from Malice, still jet-lagged and a bit sleepy, but remembering the people I met and the good time I had. Malice is based each year on the east coast near Washington DC. It’s a conference for writers and readers of what Americans call ‘cozy’ mysteries. There are no serial killers in the books discussed here unless they knit or talk to their pets.

My novels are considered a bit edgy and dark in comparison. But while some of the fiction might not be entirely to my taste, a lot of it is great fun, and the conference participants were all delightful. One of the reasons for hitting Malice this year was that a good friend, Joni Langevoort, is a Malice board member. Because of the economic situation, numbers were down by a third and apart from Anne Perry the guest of honour, I was the only Brit there.

Despite having to switch meeting rooms to accommodate fewer peple and a drastic cut in revenue, this was a very good conference. There were participants and the event certainly had a more intimate more cosy? Watching volunteers stuff goody bags with astounding order and speed, I thought there was a lot to be said for having a the same experienced team run the conference each year.

I arrived a day early, and had a terrific evening with Joni and her family:

Ian Rankin

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