One writer’s travails
Left Coast Crime is an annual conference that moves around the left coast, generally of the US. This year LCC was in Honolulu. Like the other moveable crime conferences, location is a prime consideration, since fans and readers use this as a holiday as well as a chance to meet their favorite writers. So, the attraction of a place like this.
However, I was also this year’s Toastmaster, which meant it wasn’t all lolling on the beach with a Mai Tai in hand. Instead, this was what my conference looked like—Thursday on the bottom, Friday next line up, then Saturday, and Sunday on the chair off the edge of the table.
Plus that, I received the proof pages of Lockdown just before I left, with a deadline of the day I returned home. Sigh. But all in all, it was a blast. I got to exhort the assembled conference to let down their hair
on Saturday. All in all, Left Coast Crime in Hawaii was pretty cool. Reno, you have a lot to live up to.