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September 21, 2011

BOUCHERCON 2011 by MAR PRESTON

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashedit @ 1:36 pm

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."

Check out Mar Preston and NO DICE online at

 

http://marpreston.com/

 


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15 Comments »

  1. Mar, such great pics, thanks for sharing them.

    Comment by Sean Patrick Reardon — September 21, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

  2. Looks like a great conference. I’ll have to make plans to attend next time.

    Comment by Stephen Brayton — September 21, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

  3. Lying for a living sounds like a great title! Cool pics.

    Comment by charlesgramlichCharles Gramlich — September 22, 2011 @ 6:45 am

  4. Hi guys! Thanks for the warm feedback. Mar reports to me that she’s also left comments for you, and they’re not showing up here. So there’s a snafu somewhere and I’ll get to the bottom of it. Meanwhile, thanks so much for your interest and readership.
    EA

    Comment by ashedit — September 22, 2011 @ 8:29 am

  5. Hi, everybody–I’m bedeviled by computer snafus lately so I’ll just say quickly thanks for the comments and see whether my response goes thru this time. Don’t know about anybody else, but I’ve got sore hands from decades of typing.

    Comment by Mar Preston — September 22, 2011 @ 9:35 am

  6. Your comments have led me to do some checking out of websites and learning about new authors I’ll have to try. That’s the neat thing about these conferences. You can stand in the coffee line or have a chat waiting for a panel to begin and find somebody writing the setting and genre that you like, and you’ve never heard of them before. In fact, that’s one of the big learning experiences of these conferences. There are so many good books and so many good writers that it’s humbling.

    Last night I had a conversation with a homicide detective. I asked him what he read and he likes James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Cussler etc. All the guy books writers. I gave him a whole list of new authors to try. As he was trying to get out the door, I was stuffing scraps of paper with names written on them in his pockets. I wish I had been familiar with you guys then.

    My sister is reading Nevada Barr for the second time. I was able to tell her about Nora McFarland’s “hot, shot, and bothered” set in a wilderness area that my sister likes so much. How did we ever find each other in the days before the Internet? I can only dimly remember.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 22, 2011 @ 11:12 am

  7. Hello mysterious “Anonymous” and thanks for a great comment.
    EA

    Comment by ashedit — September 22, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

  8. Sounds like a great conference! Maybe I’ll go next year and hang about with my mouth open, staring at famous and soon-to-be famous writers!

    Lee T.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 22, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

  9. How about Left Coast Crime Conference in Sacramento, March next year? Hear that’s a good one.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 22, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

  10. Hi Lee! Or maybe if you have a book or an e-book, you can go and people will be hanging about looking at you. 🙂 I’ve heard great things about Left Coast Crime and I would love to cover it for Ashedit. Thanks for the recommendation.
    EA

    Comment by ashedit — September 22, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

  11. It looks like you had a great time!

    Comment by paulofelmstreet — September 22, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

  12. Great conference. Sounds like I’d be one of the people in the UPS line waiting to ship home a box or two.

    Comment by Dan — September 22, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

  13. OMG!! You didn’t tell me you talked to Harlan Corben when we talked yesterday!!
    He is one of our very favorite authors and we have so often said how much we’d like to chat with him . .. buffet or no buffet. Wow! I want to hear more. Sounds like you have a GREAT time. Wish we could have been there. Of course you know you are one of favorite authors too and you are right up there with the BEST.
    Kudos to you
    Sarah

    Comment by Anonymous — September 22, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

  14. Mar, this is SUPER! You really let us all look over your shoulder. I’m so jealous! On the other hand, I know you spent time, energy, money, and brain power getting yourself there and covering it so well. And I didn’t. So good for you! Thanks VERY much for this informative and inspiring report. Like others, I’m going to be looking at some new authors. Rosalie

    Comment by Anonymous — September 24, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

  15. Mar- sounds like a fascinating week!
    Love your descriptions and insights AND new camera – Almost feel like I was there– keep feeding us voyeurs!
    Doris

    Comment by Doris — September 29, 2011 @ 4:52 pm


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