Thursday, February 18, 2016

Beyond Sun Worshipping

By Cathy Perkins

Sun Dreaming....

Phoenix (and warm sunny weather) are on my schedule for next week.

Left Coast Crime kicks off the Great Cactus Caper in Phoenix on February 25 and runs through the weekend.  I’m really looking forward to it. 

I have my panel assignment – Romance Under the Gun, Friday at 3 PM. Come join me! – volunteer assignment, and books arranged for the store. 

Still have to pack…

Left Coast Crime is a reader/author event so the focus is on books rather than sessions for craft, marketing or business.  (I might’ve had a fan girl moment or two at past events. ;) )  

It’s a great chance to meet and talk with readers and to catch up with writing friends.  Since this year’s event is right around the corner, I shared a few scenes from Monterey and Portland, host cities for the last two years.

Readers – Have you attended a reader oriented event? Likes? Dislikes?

Authors – Same question, plus how to you think it compares to strictly writing conference events?

An award-winning author of financial mysteries, Cathy Perkins writes twisting dark suspense and light amateur sleuth stories. A contributing editor for International Thriller Writers' The Big Thrill, she also coordinates the prestigious Daphne du Maurier contest.

When not writing, she does battle with the beavers over the pond height or heads out on another travel adventure. She lives in Washington with her husband, children, several dogs and the resident deer herd.


  1. I love Left Coast Crime, but unfortunately can't attend this year. I know you'll have a great time, it's always fun.

    1. I'm sorry you won't be there - it's always fun to meet people you know from online. Julie (Hey Julie!) from the Gang is the moderator for my panel. How cool is that?

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed the reader writer event in Las Vegas in 2014. Can't wait to get the debrief on this one. Have a blast!

    1. Wish you could come to LCC - maybe B'con this year since it's in NOLA?