Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Pre-Bouchercon tired thoughts

I'm in my hotel room in Baltimore, Maryland for the 2008 Bouchercon (or as my mom calls it, Boosheron). I've been up since 6:00 am, and have spent about 6.5 hours driving today. This will be my second Boosheron, following last year's trip to Anchorage, Alaska, where some Governor nobody had ever heard of named Sarah Palin welcomed us during the opening ceremonies. My thoughts then? Governor Palin was funny, engaging, and I couldn't help but wonder just how little must be going on in that state for the freaking governor to say hi in person to a bunch of crime writers. I wonder whatever happened to her...

I'll be on two panels this week:

Thursday, 1:30 pm
Jan Brogan
Stephen Booth
Dana Cameron
Jason Pinter
Mark T. Sullivan

Saturday, 3:00 pm
KUNG FU FIGHTING (not to be confused with Kung Fu Panda): Keeping the pace moving without losing your reader
Tim Maleeny
Dan Fesperman
Joseph Finder
Gwen Freeman
Jason Pinter

I'm also up for a Barry award for THE MARK, and will learn my fate tomorrow night at the opening ceremony (Magic 8 Ball says: "Not a snowball's chance in hell"). If you're attending, please stop by one of my panels, or just say hello. If you're feeling frisky, buy one (or two, or three) of my books. Or buy me a beer (or two, or three). I'll need the cash to pay for gas on my return trip.



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