Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Our cup of tea

Another brief report from Malice Domestic. I've been home all of 12 hours, so there's no excuse!

As always it's such fun to meet readers, and even other authors with whom I've had only a cyber relationship. Our Killer Hobbies panel yesterday morning was a lot of fun, like a great crafts fest, in person with Monica, Terri, and Betty at the table, and a smiling Joanna in the audience. She'd made her own wonderful appearance already.
Maybe we'll have Linda, also, at the next one. We thought of you, L!

One of my favorite parts was "Malice Go 'Round" where pairs of authors made the rounds of 20 tables of readers, giving a 60- to 90-second "pitch" at each one! I was amazed at how much we could say in such a short time, and also give away cards and pens. My partner, with a bowl of candy, was the wonderful, energetic Deb Sharp, whom I hope to entice to be our guest here soon!

If you did not go to Malice and wish you had gone, and would like a small souvenir, please send a request to me at camille@minichino.com by Friday and I'll draw a name and ship you a surprise over the weekend! Please use MALICE SOUVENIR or something similar in the subject line.


Monica Ferris said...

Oh, Camille, you *liked* the Malice Go Round??? By table twelve, I thought I was coming down with traumatic laryngitis, nad my brain was no longer sure whether my name was Monica Ferris or Thai Die! LOL

Camille Minichino said...

I didn't say I wasn't exhausted by it!

But it was a great chance to talk personally to more than a hundred people, especially when you're on only one panel.

Deborah Sharp said...

Hah! Camille calls me ''the energetic'' Deb Sharp ... but look who is already up and blogging after Malice (Camille) and look who has JUST turned on her computer, and barely dragged herself to the kitchen for a cup of tea at 11:10 am!

Betty Hechtman said...

It was nice to meet you in person, Camille. I knew I would like you.

You didn't mention your wonderful donation to the silent auction. The bathtub with the submerged hair dryer surrounded by teeny tiny books was wonderful and it raised a lot of money, too.

Camille Minichino said...

Thanks for mentioning, Betty.
Who else thinks of adding a weapon to a cozy bathtub reading scene?
All of us, I guess!

Terri Thayer said...

I'm home finally! What a great Malice. So nice to meet new folks and connect with fans. I had a blast.

I liked Malice Go Round, too, more than I thought I would. I think that was because the fans were so interested.