At the end of this month Iâ€™ll be attending my first Malice Domestic mystery conference in Arlington, Virginia. Iâ€™ve heard about the Malice conference for years and Iâ€™m very excited to be going with my first book out and available. Thereâ€™s a speed-dating-type event where authors switch from table to table to meet readers, and Iâ€™ll also be sitting on a panel called â€œI Hear Voices.â€ Iâ€™ll see my agent and also meet my editor for the first time so there will be a bit of business going on. And Saturday is the Agatha Awards ceremony so there should be some dressing up. Iâ€™ll be sure to report back on everything that happened!
What are you on the verge of doing? Have you ever been to a mystery conference? Yes? How about sharing some mystery conference tips? 🙂
Meanwhile, I want to jump on Maureen Childâ€™s bandwagon and shout out the news about the very fun new Silhouette Desire blog on eharlequin.com. Iâ€™m the newest author in the group and so far, weâ€™re having a blast! Come by and comment if you have a minute. We’re giving away prizes every day this month!
Kate Carlisle is the author of Homicide in Hardcover, the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s No. 1 paperback bestseller for February 2009.
Marianne, I wish you were going to be there. We would have a good old time!!
I’m soooooo jealous. I’ve always wanted to attend Malice!
Aww, thanks Jen! I’ll let you know how it goes. I went to Left Coast Crime, too, years ago–as a reader and aspiring author. I think this will be a very different experience. 🙂
Ooh, I just remembered Left Coast Crime will be in L.A. next year. Should be fun!
Ohh, I want to hear too! I went to Left Coast Crime about six years ago, it was a blast. You’re going to have a great time. And your editor and agent are going to love meeting you in person!
Hey Maureen! I hope to have lots of fun and lots to report. Also hope I’m not too intimidated by all my fave mystery authors! You’ll get my full report! 🙂
Kate, you HAVE to take notes! I’m going to want to hear about everything that happens at Malice! How fun!!
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