Writing Conferences, or Why I Got a Suitcase for My Last Birthday

Monday, March 3, 2014

My first novel, THE BLACK HOUR, isn’t out until July, but I’ve been a part of the mystery writing community for several years. How? One word: conferences. I went to my first Bouchercon, the annual world mystery conference, as an aspiring author. I had a book almost done, but wasn’t quite ready to submit it. I also met mystery writer Clare O’Donohue. (Some might say that I didn’t meet her…


IN AN AIRPORT || Pondering Purgatory, Connections, and Fictional Places

Friday, September 20, 2013

It’s Wednesday, midday, and I’m sitting in O’Hare Airport waiting for the next leg in my journey to Albany, New York, home of the Bouchercon 2013 World Mystery Convention, where I will no doubt become more sleep-deprived than I already am. Airports…What better place to ponder place? Airports are the purgatory of places. Neither here nor there, everyone having departed but not yet arrived. They’re kind of surreal, the way…


My very sweet weekend in Baltimore by Deb Meredith

As a writer, there are many days that I sit at my computer alone. If my writing is going well, I feel great. And if it’s going slowly, I feel frustrated. But this past weekend I had not just one sweet experience, but countless. So I have to do a little bragging. If you have never attended Bouchercon, a mystery convention, then you have missed out. Imagine roughly 1,000 people…

Wednesday, October 15, 2008