Bouchercon begins! The St. Louis Sheraton, downtown, a 1929 landmark. Taken from a Metro subway car.
Hitting the Ground: NEW WRITERS TALK ABOUT THEIR FIRST BOOK. (From Right) JOELLE CHARBONNEAU, CHARLES MARTIN, SIMON TOYNE, JESSICA CHANDLER, ESRI ALBRITTEN, MICHAEL AYOOB.
The affable ROBERT CRAIS and fan, JANET COSTELLO from TORONTO. See the long line?
LAURIE R. KING, author PIRATE KING
WHEN DID THE GREAT IDEA HIT YOU AND IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AGAIN? From Left: DENNIS TAFOYA, CON LEHANE, GARY SCHULZE, YRSA SIGURDARDOTTIR.
GREAT IDEA PANEL # 2
DONNA GLASER WHITE, a new friend and author of THE ENEMY WE KNOW, an AA mystery set in northern WisconsIn.
VAL MCDERMID and COLIN COTTERILL, International Guests of Honor, signing books.
LIBBY FISCHER HELLMAN (left) author of forthcoming SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE and BETH WASSON, Executive Secretary of Sisters-in-Crime based in Lawrence, Kansas.
ERIC STONE, author FLIGHT OF THE HORNBILL, and KATE GRANT, UK Publisher, at the panel Authors, Publishers & Booksellers in the E-Marketplace: Friends or Foes?
S,J, ROZAN following her interview, Bleeding in Black and White, with Colin Cotterill, International Guest of Honor.
Now a native of St. Louis, Ridley Pearson gave a fervent pitch to get out of the hotel and see something of St. Louis.
REED FARRELL COLEMAN, a very funny guy, and author of the upcoming HURT MACHINE. Pic taken during the panel, CHARACTERS DEALING WITH CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
SISTERS IN CRIME "Into Great Writing 2011." Brazen Husseys speak out" a colloquium on marketing. Left: DEBBIE MACK, author, e-book publisher and marketer, Middle: GINA PANETTIERI, President, Talcott Notch Literary, Right: LIBBY JORDAN, Publicity Director, Open Road Media.
MEG GARDINER, After-dinner speaker and bestselling author, LYING FOR A LIVING. Pic captured at the podium for panel, "Into Great Writing, 2011."
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