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Sunday, September 27, 2009
  A long weekend of words
Mario here:

I spent this weekend staffing a booth at the Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show.  Thanks much to the volunteers helping me from the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Mystery Writers of America.

I look forward to the trade show as I get to reconnect with my friends in the pub biz.  This year was a special treat as not one, but two of my favorite authors attended.  Here they are, from South Dakota, Lori Armstrong (left) and from Seattle, Jennie Shortridge (right).  



Lori--and I say this as I burn with jealousy--is the much acclaimed scribe of hard-boiled noir.  Her newest book is No Mercy and it won't disappoint.  





She also writes erotic romance under the name of Lorelei James.  Her website is so steamy, you have to verify you're over eighteen.  Here's a taste of her books:

Long Hard Ride  One lucky woman...three sexy cowboys.  Hot!

And Jennie has taken a shift in her writing by turning a true story into this amazing novel, When She Flew.













At the show I also met Irene Rawlings who hosts the radio interview show Focus on KBCO.  


I've heard a lot of great authors on her program so give it a listen.  









One of the perks of the trade show is that you get tons of free books.  I snagged an ARC of Robert Crais' newest Joe Pike offering, The First Rule.  Gritty Los Angeles mystery at its finest.




Last June I ran pictures of what I thought was the most ghetto thing ever.  From Oklahoma no less.








Here's more ghetto, from There I Fixed It:




And the winner!  No one out-ghettos the ghetto!


Mark your calendars!
 Wednesday, Oct 7.  7PM at the Denver Press Club.
Bobby Brown, co-star of A&E's hit series, Dog the Bounty Hunter, joins the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Mystery Writers of America for dinner.  RSVP through the website.





 
Comments:
I LOVE the "There I Fixed It" website :)
 
Yes, it's my kind of Do It Yourself.
 
there ain't nuttin' broke what cain't be fixed by duck tape......
 
haha nice cow
 
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