Watering hole: Culver’s Club in the Doubletree Hotel, Culver City, CA
Fight Card: The Cozy Writers vs the Noir Scribes
A full house for down and dirty crime fiction readings, booze, and dim lighting. So dim half my pictures didn’t turn out. But here’s what survived…
Fisticuffs left of center by Holly West and Craig Faustus Buck. Left to right: Connie DiMarco, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Diane Vallere, Josh Stallings, (Holly ‘n Craig), S.W. Lauden, Gay Anthony Harwood, Harley Jane Kozak, Samuel Galley, Rochelle Staab and Eric Beetner.
DIANE VALLERE was styled for the event just right. Great look for a great read. Co-chair of the conference with CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK.)
Left to right: S.W. LAUDEN who announced his new book deal with Down & Out Books from the podium, ERIC BEETNER, (1940s Hollywood leadng-man looks with a serial killer smile), and our HOLLY WEST, historical crime fiction temptress.
ERIKA STALLINGS, ME, JOSH STALLINGS, TERRY SHAMES
LISA CIARFELLA, MFA student and emerging crime writer; ANDREW JETARSKI, Derringer nominee; BOBBY MCCUE, friend to writers everywhere.