Weekend of words and taps to Joe Kubert
Happy Birthday to the fabulous Broadway Book Mall. It's been three years!
So it was no coincidence that last Sunday, the mall presented, not one, not two, but three fantastic authors:
At left, Rebecca Hale, NYT best-selling author of How to Wash a Cat
. She read from her newest book, Adrift in St. John
In the center, Carrie Vaughn, who treated us to the latest Kitty Norville novel
Kitty Steals the Show
, which just made the extended NYT list. Yeah team!
Balancing the panel and surprisingly fresh-looking despite the long trip from Albuquerque, Stephen Gould, who discussed his books, Jumper, Reflex
, and 7th Sigma
(a really cool tale about murderous nanobots).
And there was another act to this weekend's literary hulaballo.
Finally, it was Denver's turn to host MWA-University, the Mystery Writers of America's roadshow of writer/instructors who travel these United States to share their expertise on the frustrating task of writing the novel.
The festivities started Friday with a faculty reception at the amazing Lighthouse Writers Workshop, a party brimming with frivolity and libations. Mystery Ink authors Cricket McRae, Linda Hull, and Jess Lourey trade "war stories."
The seminar took place Saturday in the spacious and comfortable Tabor Auditorium of the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver. My head about exploded from all the writerly wisdom.
Meanwhile, MWA Executive VP Larry Light was either doing homework or losing a bid on eBay. Not certain either way but he was sure grimacing at the screen.
After a long day at the lectern, Jess Lourey and Reed Farrell Coleman
philosophize over steaks and wine.
Over at LaBloga
, Rudy Garcia shares his insights and experience about the editorial process for his forthcoming novel, The Closet of Discarded Dreams
And the world got a little smaller and darker with this sad news; comic book legend Joe Kubert passed away. One of the artist pillars at DC Comics, Kubert's most famous character was the war-weary but always heroic, Sgt. Rock.
Labels: Broadway Book Mall, Joe Kubert, MWA-University, Rudy C Garcia, Sgt Rock