Charmed to Death
Late post because I came back yesterday from Bouchercon.
For those of you familiar with Laura Lippman's books, you'll recognize this Baltimore landmark:
The conference was great. A fantastic crowd. Here's the view from my chair before the start of my panel, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, mixing mystery and horror. I wrote an article about the panel for the Baltimore Sun Read Street blog
I finally got the chance to meet Charliane Harris. As part of the marketing campaign for her HBO series, True Blood, you can order the synthetic TruBlood
My publisher HarperCollins treated their authors to a private dinner at a nearby swanky restaurant. Here's a picture of the place setting for me. I hobnobbed with big name authors and VIPs from the media. I managed to not get thrown out.
Like other Bouchercons, the best action happened in the bar. Here is Lori Armstrong trying to convince Marcus Sakey to buy her yet another drink.
As great as the conference was, we got cabin fever and took a short walking tour of the Charmed City to include Edgar Allan Poe's grave (with a detour for fabulous crab cakes).
In local news:
Fellow mystery writer Manuel Ramos had a short story published in the Rocky Mountain News as part of their celebrating Denver's 150th birthday
Last night, Warren Hammond
signed books for his newest book, ex-KOP, at the fabulous Colfax Tattered Cover.
Buy many copies.