Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I'm Back!

Did you miss me?  Maybe not, since my latest trip took me away from home after my Wednesday blog post and here I am again.

This was a short but busy trip.  I started out in New York City, where I had a delightful meeting with my Harlequin editor.  The next day, I attended the Baron Mutual Funds shareholder meeting... and was delighted that the main surprise entertainer this year was Sir Paul McCartney! 

Then I headed south toward Virginia, where I attended the first Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival.  It was held jointly by the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, the Suffolk Public Library and the Suffolk Division of Tourism, and it was great fun!  About a dozen mystery authors were invited, mostly cozy writers.  We got to meet local readers, sign books, read from our books, and participate in a delightful panel.  This hopefully will turn into an annual event, and I'd love to go there again. 

I'm home now but not for long.  Next weekend is Bouchercon, but it's a lot closer--in Long Beach, this year.  In fact, I intend to take the L.A. Metro there for some of the conference's days.  There, I'll be on a panel called Must Love Cats and Dogs--appropriate, don't you think?  It's about putting pets into mysteries.  I also hope to meet with some of my editors there. 

Maybe I'll tell you more about it when I post at Killer Hobbies next week.


Betty Hechtman said...

Linda, your travels sound wonderful! Have a great time at Bochercon. I'll be curious to hear what you think of taking Metra to Long Beach.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks, Betty. More to come about Bouchercon and the Metro!