California Crime Writers Conference wrap-up

Whew! What a whirlwind weekend. I meant to post something sooner but it took me a day or so to recover. Then I took advantage of the momentum and inspiration I felt over the weekend and have actually been plotting. Yes, you got that right – PLOTTING! This coming from a die-hard “I don’t outline” writer.  I’m resurrecting my WIP from a few years ago which is about 3/4 of the way done.  I’m now fired up to finish it. But I need a road map so am pretty much going to have to start over because already, my road map veers way off from my WIP. But I’m excited and that’s what counts.  I even signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo so I have no excuse.

Anyhoo, here are some pics from the conference. You may recognize someone who sat at my table at lunch!  Yup, that’s Walter Mosley.

And here I am moderating the writer – agent – editor panel. It was a full room and nobody seemed like they were falling asleep!

And this was the perfect way to wrap up the conference: fried chicken at Dinah’s with my closest writer friends. Gluten free diet be damned!

 

Sisters in Crime / Los Angeles panel at Pasadena Library

I’ll be speaking at the Sisters in Crime / LA panel at the Pasadena Central Library on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm. This is a panel featuring 11 of us writers in the latest SinC/LA anthology The Last Resort.

Hope to see some of you there!

SISTERS IN CRIME/
LOS ANGELES PRESENTS
LAst RESORT
Thursday, Sept. 13 • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Central Library
Donald Wright Auditorium

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.