One of the new experiences that came with my new status as a published writer is writers’ conferences. Been to many librarian conferences but these are new. This is my second Bouchercon and I greatly enjoy them. Yesterday, before the opening ceremonies, I attended the annual party given my Minotaur (St. martin’s Press/Macmillan) for the authors. I cannot fully describe the thrill of seeing some of the rock stars of the writing world. Julia Spencer-Fleming, Louise Penney, Charles Finch. I met for the first time some of those who’ve reviewed my books: Lourdes Venata, Oline Coghill. The party was held on a veranda overlooking the city of Albany, and what a beautiful view it was too.

All in all, a really great experience.