Guest Post on MMO

I’m on Motive Means Opportunity today with my Bouchercon Tell-All post. Thank you so much to E. Michael Helms for having me!

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BOUCHERCON PICS

What a whirlwind conference and trip. I’m giddy yet exhausted from all the joy and camaraderie that is Bouchercon. I have to say it was one of the best writer conferences I’ve attended in a long time and not just because the food in NOLA is ah-mazing! It was only my second Bouchercon and there will no doubt be more in my future. Crime fiction writers and readers are the best people I could ever hope to know. I feel blessed, humbled, and inspired.

Here are some pics:

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Reading from FINN at Noir at the Bar After Dark – thank you Peter Rozovsky for the photo

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Murder Under the Sun Panel with Jeffrey Hess, Michael Stanely, Annamaria Alfieri, and C. Michele Dorsey. Mysti Berry rocked it as moderator.

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Lee Child moderated a Woman Taking Shots panel that was a conference highlight

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A thrill to meet Walter Mosley for the first time.

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Special thanks to Jonathan Brown, Sonia Brown, and Michael Pool for being my peeps during this conference. You guys rock!

 

BOUCHERCON BOUND!

I’ll be heading to N’awlins tomorrow for the biggest mystery conference and hope to see many of you there. Here’s where I’ll be for sure:

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Murder Under the Sun panel on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4:30pm

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After that, you’ll surely find me in the hotel bar, the book room, or Acme Oyster House which is right by our hotel – woo hoo! Cheers!

The Post that Almost Wasn’t

Today on Writing Wranglers and Warriors, I write about the lack of time in the day to do all the things we want…and what’s that? You say Bouchercon is only 3 days away? My lack of time has now just doubled. If that’s even a thing.

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GREAT PANEL LAST NIGHT @ WISEBURN LIBRARY

Sybil Johnson and I had a fantastic time talking to the book club at the Wiseburn Library in Hawthorne. What a wonderful lively group! We started off discussing our takes on what “light” and “dark” crime fiction is, but they wanted to know more about us and our writing process / journey. Imagine that. Thank you for a fun evening, ladies! And thank you to Wiseburn for being such gracious hosts.

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THE LIGHT AND DARK OF CRIME FICTION

Fellow mystery author and Sisters in Crime / LA member Sybil Johnson will be joining me at the Wiseburn Library in Hawthorne on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 6:30pm to discuss the Light and Dark of Crime Fiction. In case you’re unsure what side I’m on, ask FINN.

Book sales and signing will be at 6:30 and the discussion begins at 7:00pm. Hope to see many of you there!

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NOIR AT THE BAR AFTER DARK

Check out this killer lineup for Noir at the Bar After Dark at the Voodoo Lounge in New Orleans. And yes, I’m so excited to be a part of it. It’s going to be a crazy booze-soaked night with plenty of debauchery and crime fiction mayhem because come on, it’s Bouchercon and it’s New Orleans all rolled into one.

Wednesday, September 14th from 9pm until whenever…

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BOUCHERCON PANEL NEWS

So I’ll be on the “Murder Under the Sun” panel at Boucheron on Thursday, September 15 at 4:30pm in LaGalleries 1.

Fabulous Mysti Berry is moderating (she’s fabulous because she was on my panel for LCC so I know) and I’ll be chatting with authors Michael Stanley, Michele Dorsey, Annamaria Alfieri, and Jeffrey Hess.  We’ll be talking about what else but murder on the beach, in the desert, on a boat, or on safari. FINN definitely qualifies because what’s more sunny and murderous than the South Bay?

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This is an actual picture of a N’awlins sunrise too! Thanks to Jon Jordan of Crimespree for the awesome pic.

LIT UP! ORANGE COUNTY

I just want to say thanks to Maddie Margarita and everyone at Kean Coffee in Tustin for such a wonderful evening. I had a blast reading from FINN and hearing everyone’s thoughts and kind words. What a fabulous event! All you Lit Up!-ers rock!

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DEAD END FOLLIES REVIEW

Check out the latest review of FINN. This is from Benoit Lelievre (the voice behind the reputable site, Dead End Follies). Dead End Follies posts reviews about books, movies, and pop culture, that skew on the darker side of things.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Whether you’re into Greek tragedies, Alfred Hitchcock or old school Michael Douglas movies,  you’ll get a kick out of Sarah M. Chen’s existentially indebted protagonist and the exquisite tortures she puts him through.”

Read more.