The happening place
I’m in Los Angeles for Left Coast Crime, the mystery conference for the country’s looser nuts. It doesn’t begin until this afternoon, which leaves me a few hours to frantically catch up on work. And to write a blog telling about how I’m frantically catching up on work, which seems like cheating, somehow.
In any event. Rhys Bowen, Hannah Dennison, and I had a lovely evening at the sparkling Santa Monica library last night, chatting about Writing Brit (and in their case, Being Brit.) Thanks for those of you who came out to hear us, and for my ladies in the front row wearing their shiny new God of the Hive t-shirts, especially Marjorie who flew across the country for the conference, thus making herself an Honorary Loose Nut.
We had three winners of the broadside, “A Venomous Death”: Kathy R (A Goodreads friend), Ashley W (who got the latest diabolical puzzle correct), and Jessica W (from Twitter.) congratulations, ladies. And don’t forget to send me those zingy Sherlockisms, for your chance at winning an advanced reading copy of The God of the Hive. Even if the dog did nothing in the night time except wake everyone on the block.
And speaking of winners, look at what Rori did to illuminate Mary Russell’s MyStory, here. If you’re moved to illustrate the story yourself, the instructions are here, and the winner gets instant fame, and a broadside of “Birth of a Green Man.” And maybe more if you catch me in a generous mood…
And now, back to the action in Los Angeles!