Just returned and still recovering from the 2012 mystery conference, Malice Domestic.
Sending out congratulations to Agatha Best Novel winner, Margaret Maron for her 2011 “Three-Day Town.” Go Margaret!
|Margaret Maron shown last year keeping the Agatha Best First nominees under her wing.|
|Author Sasscer Hill and Agatha Best First Novel winner|
Sara J. Henry
|Leslie Budewitz, Best Non Fiction!|
Some of the highlights:
A trash-bag-straight-jacket saved my silk suit. The delightful author of "Chihuahua of the Baskervilles," Esri Allbritten and I decided to skip out on the expensive Malice Banquet and go to an inexpensive Indian restaurant across the street. Unfortunately, rain poured onto the street while we were eating Tandoori lamb.
This is why they call the conference "Malice Domestic." Pictured above is my friend and panel referee "Alan 'the Whistle' Orloff," totally failing to keep me under control. This pic is from the "Three Strikes and Your Out" panel of sports mystery authors.
Below, schmoozing with mystery writer, Parnell Hall, author of the popular "Steve Winslow" series.
Two great gals! Sisters in Crime members Ellet Logan
and Ellen Byerrum.
My favorite publisher! John Betancourt of Wildside Press!
The Guppy lunch!
Me and Judy Hogan, whose new book comes out soon!!