A long weekend of words
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
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
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.
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