There were a lot of us there. Maybe we were the secret recruiters... Come to the dark side, we have cookies...
Seriously, there's a lot of cross over with romantic suspense and mystery. I moderated a panel with five women who write for Intrigue as they talked about the mystery side of their writing and how it melds with the romance. Helen Kay Diamond got to talk about the villains, which is the best part of writing the story.
All it all, it was a great conference. I was inspired by the constant litany of Never give up, Never surrender. Well, at least I kept hearing the tune. It's my favorite quote and I'm sure I heard a version of it from each of the keynote speakers.
I ate too much, laughed a lot, learned more, and came home inspired and with at least one bright and shiny idea.
Next month it's New Orleans and the Writer's for New Orleans conference. Now where did I put my Hermione costume?
Killer Run releases August 18th - Have you pre-ordered your copy yet?
Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—has somehow been talked into sponsoring a 5k race along the beautiful California coast. The race is a fundraiser for the local preservation society—but not everyone is feeling so charitable…
The day of the race, everyone hits the ground running…until a local business owner stumbles over a very stationary body. The deceased is the vicious wife of the husband-and-wife team hired to promote the event—and the husband turns to Jill for help in clearing his name. But did he do it? Jill will have to be very careful, because this killer is ready to put her out of the running…forever!