|Me, on the left with my panelists|
This was my tenth year attending Malice Domestic. I’ve been to other conferences, too, but Malice is by far the friendliest one so I always look forward to going to it. I enjoy meeting other authors and/or fans who I’ve met over the years as well as new people. When I’m at Malice I feel I’m with my people; people who love mysteries as much as I do.
|Paula, me, Irma and Shari at La Madeleine|
|Kathleen at the far right with her panelists.|
|Shari, Me, Paula and Jim Jackson from a previous Malice|
This year more than any other, I felt I had too little time at Malice. I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with blogging partners Gloria Alden, Shari Randall and Grace Topping at meals. I didn’t get to dine with the Guppies, but saw the group gathering in the lobby and had my picture taken with them at the SinC breakfast. What a pleasure to talk with fellow short story writers Kaye George, Debra Goldstein, and Terrie Moran, and to celebrate Kaye’s new series, Debra’s publication in AHMM, and Terrie’s Derringer. The panel of best short story nominees was expertly moderated by Linda Landrigan, editor of AHMM.