Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Bouchercon-Here I Come
I'm going to Bouchercon this year. Third time. I'm not good at this sort of thing--not unless you give me chairs to set up or a water pitcher to fill. I think I performed such tasks at my own wedding.
Last Bouchercon, the only one I introduced myself to was Sandra Ruttan.
But gee, the chance to see and hear some of those authors gets me every time. So here I go again.
My panel is: MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Books we love that you should too.
There are some famous people on it and I'll probably freeze or talk too much. Guaranteed, I won't get it right.
But as this project has always been a joint one--between you and me--maybe you can suggest some books that would fall into this category. What do you love that I should too?
Just throw some names at me and I'll take it from there. I'm taking a handout of all the books chosen here and a card to give to new recruits. (It's beginning to sound strangely religious). Let's call them volunteers instead.
I'll post this invitation once a week until I go. Maybe armed with your picks, I'll get it right. It'll be easier to look down at a list than out at the audience. Maybe I'll talk a little but not excessively. Maybe I won't be in the ladies room or stairwells most of the time. Where are you, Sandra? Anyone want some water?