We might not have cleaned up in the casino–but the Chicks were well represented at Left Coast Crime this weekend in the Biggest Little City in the World: Reeeeeeno!!! And guess what? Our very own Kellye Garrett won the Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel with Hollywood Homicide–and Ellen Byron brought home the trophy for A Cajun Christmas Killing in the Best Humorous category! (Don’t ask about the Cindy Lou Who feelers.)
We haven’t completely processed all the highlights of the conference yet, so please tune in for the recap on Wednesday presented by Cynthia Kuhn. And speaking of presentations, Cynthia was awarded a plaque for her Best Humorous nomination for The Art of Vanishing–and so was Marla Cooper, in recognition of her novel Dying on the Vine. Whew–that’s a lot of mantel bling, you guys!
We have so much more to tell you about Left Coast Crime on Friday, too, in our group post (we might even throw in a few blooper highlights!). But before we even have a chance to catch our collective breath (Lisa is hardly breathing at all, because she got home at 5 am this morning), we’ll be celebrating Vickie Fee’s highly-anticipated launch tomorrow of Til Death Do Us Party. It’s set in Vegas, and the Chicks are ready to pack their bags again.
Oh, and because the party clearly never ends, we’ll ALSO be attending Vickie’s Facebook launch party, hosted by Marie McNary at A Cozy Experience, on Thursday. (Sign up here)
Congrats, Chicks, and stay tuned, readers, for this week’s next exciting installments on Chicks at the Case!
(Thank you. Thank you very much.)