Monday, February 01, 2016

Left Coast Crime Conference

This month I'm headed to the Left Coast Crime Conference in Phoenix, AZ. I attended my first LCC conference last year. I like the relaxed atmosphere and panels by mystery authors of all the sub-genres.

The conference has nightly events. I signed up to have a table at:
The Blue Rooster Mystery Saloon - Readers Welcome! Cash Bar and Complimentary Light Appetizers  -- Friday, Feb. 26 from 7 p.m. until 9:30ish at the Hyatt Hotel. This event is open to the public, so if you live in the Phoenix area and aren't attending the event you can still come. It's free to attend! This event is sponsored by Chanticleer Reviews. My book Double Duplicity is up for their Mystery and Mayhem award.

I'll have a special on my Shandra Higheagle Mystery books during the event and will give away a mug to anyone who purchases two or more Shandra books that night.

Saturday will be a day of attending panels, meeting people, and the banquet that evening.

Sunday I'm participating in a panel with other writers whose books deal with other cultures. Some, like me, have Native American elements, one has stories set in Thailand, and the other in Greece. I'm moderating the panel and have been reading and enjoying their books and coming up with questions for each of them and a brief bio. I don't normally like being the one running a panel, but I'm excited about this one and the authors who will be part of it.

During the conference I hope to hook up with some Women Writing the West members and some of my Ladies of Mystery blog partners.

This should be a fun trip and a good time to connect with other mystery writers.

Do you like attending conferences?

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