Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day

I hope everyone is enjoying a grand weekend and Labor Day. Bouchercon is quickly approaching and I'll be leaving next Saturday for St. Louis, so it's been a constant flow of work lately to make sure as much is taken care of before I leave as possible. And that includes some blog and web updates!

First of all, for those of you attending Bouchercon, here's an update on the signing schedule at the Crimespree booth:


11:30-12/ Sophie Littlefield, Juliet Blackwell & Brad Parks
1-2:00/ William Kent Krueger
2-2:30/ Kelli Stanley, Tracy Kiely & Boyd Morrison
2:30-3/ Tim Hallinan
3-3:30/ Michael Wiley & Martyn Waites
3:30-4/ Hilary Davidson & Sean Chercover


10:30-11/ Todd Ritter & Bryan Gruley
11-11:30/ Tim Hallinan & Gary Phillips
11:30-12/ Jonathan Hayes, Alafair Burke, & Joe Finder
12-12:30/ Hank Phillippi Ryan
1:30-2/ Mike Lawson
2-2:30/ Bob Truluck & R.J. Ellory
2:30-3/ Megan Abbott & Daniel Palmer
3:30-4/ Christa Faust & Duane Swierczynski


10-11/ Tom Schreck & Nicole Peeler
11-11:30/ Bill Cameron & J.L. Abramo
11:30-12/ Bill Cameron
12-12:30/ Bill Crider
1-1:30/ Cara Black & Rosemary Harris
1:30-2/ Michelle Gagnon & Lisa Unger
2-2:30/ Anthony Campbell & Michael Moreci

Plan accordingly! We want to keep these wonderful folks busy, busy, busy! I know all the authors will be so happy to talk with you and sign books. Remember to purchase your books from the vendors or bring them with you to the convention - there will NOT be books for sale at the Crimespree booth. There will be other fun things, like back issues of Crimespree, but no books.

Of course online registration has closed, so if you want to attend Bouchercon now, you'll need to buy your passes at the door. There will be day passes, so if you only want to come for one day (who would want to do that???), you can get a day pass for $75 at the door.

The nominations for the Independent Literary Awards are now open! Any and all readers (whose livelihoods are not based on the publication and sale of books) can nominate. Here is the link for the mystery nominations. I hope you'll go over and offer up what you thought were the best mystery books this year. Here's your chance to have a say. So go! Nominate!! And spread the word to your friends, family, neighbors, enemies...everyone!

And all my deepest thanks to those of you who nominated and got me a spot on the Book Blogger Appreciation Week nomination list again this year! It really is a tremendous honor to be recognized like this. The actual BBAW takes place during Bouchercon week...go figure. But I'm going to do my darnedest to participate.

And the last think I'll leave you with is this recording from BBC Radio 4 where you can listen to them talk to David Baldacci, Joseph Finder and C.J. Box. It starts at about 20:00. Enjoy and have a fabulous Labor Day!


bermudaonion September 5, 2011 at 11:41 AM  

Enjoy your day off!

Naomi Johnson September 5, 2011 at 5:45 PM  

Congrats on your nomination! Well deserved. I'll see you at B'con!

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