The Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, which is online this year, is happening this weekend–hope to see you there! We’ll be appearing on the following panels:
Not So Secret Lives of Authors: Simon Wood (M), William Kent Krueger, Ellen Byron, Gary Phillips, Catriona McPherson
Authors are forged by the things they’ve done… and the things they shouldn’t have done. Drop by the “Not So Secret Lives of Authors” to listen to the wild, weird, and unusual, but true.
Let’s Eat: The Food Mysteries: Mary Lee Ashford (M), Judy Alter, Leslie Karst, Bharti Kirchner, Nancy Parra, Maya Corrigan, Shawn Reilly Simmons
Food plays a central part in some cozies. There’s even a blog, “Mystery Lover’s Kitchen, featuring thirteen current cozy writers. What makes readers come back for second, third, or fourth helpings?
Our Furry Friends: Kathy Krevat (M), Lane Stone, Jackie Layton, J.C. Kenney, Jennifer Chow, Becky Muth
Animals play a big part in some cozies, acting as the sleuth’s sidekick, sounding board, or even, in some cases, leading the protagonist to the killer.
Madcap Mayhem: The Age of Screwball Comedy: Heather Haven (M), Kellye Garrett, Cynthia Kuhn, Heather Weidner, Elizabeth Little
Screwball comedies in the 1930s and 40s took a light poke at mores during the Depression. How do today’s authors build on this tradition with improbable set-ups, quirky characters, and wacky plots?
For more information, including specific days and times, please visit the Bouchercon 2020 website.
By the way, we have a handy new events page so that you can be in the know about all of the Chicks’ appearances and activities.
Readers, what are you up to this weekend? (We are wishing you a very happy one!)