Tag Archives: Bouchercon

BOUCHERCON 1, ST LOUIS 0

What can you say about Bouchercon that isn’t always said every year? It was great, the panels were great, the camaraderie was great, the organizers were great, the bar drinks were too expensive. This year in St Louis was no exception. What appeared to be a slightly smaller crowd than in years past actually made […]

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS…

For all those of you who attended last year’s Bouchercon, or if you plan on going this year, you should’ve received your Anthony ballots by now. There’s a little category on there for “Best First Novel,” encompassing those first novels published in 2010. There’s space for you to write in five novels. Now, I know […]

WHERE’S SCOTT McKENZIE WHEN YOU REALLY NEED HIM?

Well, it’s Friday at Bouchercon in San Francisco. One full day of panels and schmoozing under the belt, with two to go. It got off to a shaky start. Maya and I checked into our room at the Hyatt Regency downtown to discover that the connecting door to the next room was about as thin […]

INDIANAPOLIS, MON AMOUR

I’m currently sitting in the Phoenix airport waiting for my connection back to Las Vegas.  There are remnants of activity still going on at Bouchercon today, but all the serious stuff wrapped up last night. Overall, I’d have to rate the conference with a “C” grade.  A big part of my negative feeling toward it […]