Left Coast Crime 2022


If you’re heading to Left Coast Crime this week, please say hello!  We are so excited to see everyone… and here’s where you can find us.


  • 9:00 am Author Speed-Dating Jennifer Chow and Leslie Karst
  • 3:45 pm The Liars Panel Johnny Shaw, Steve Brewer, Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico, Susanna Calkins, Wanda M. Morris
  • 8:30 pm Toastmaster Kellye Garrett Hosts Game Night Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico, Marco Carocari, Mia P. Manansala, Catriona McPherson


  • 10:15 am How Cozy is Cozy? Becky Clark, Julie Hennrikus, Colin Conway, Jenny Anderson, Kelly Garrett
  • 1:30 pm Lefty Humorous Nominees Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico, Jennifer Chow, Cynthia Kuhn, Raquel V. Reyes, Wendall Thomas, Lucinda Surber
  • 2:45 pm Let’s Keep It Short (Fiction): Cozies to Noir Lisa Q. Mathews, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Madeleine Harris-Callway, Vera HC Chan, Gay Toltl Kinman
  • 4:00 pm A Dickens of a Time: Our Best and Worst Moments Catriona McPherson, Tracy Clark, Leslie Karst, Jess Lourey, Wendell Thomas
  • 5:15 pm Toastmaster Kellye Garrett Interview with David Heska Wanbli Weiden
  • 8:45 pm Author-Reader Connection: Sip and Sweets with Chicks on the Case Bloggers Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico, Jennifer Chow, Becky Clark, Leslie Karst, Cynthia Kuhn, Lisa Q. Mathews [SOLD OUT]


  • 8:15 am Author-Reader Connection: Morning Mini Donuts Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico and Leslie Karst [SOLD OUT]
  • 11:30 am The Contradiction of Humor and Crime Kris Bock, Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, Rob Osler, Susan C. Shea
  • 1:30 pm Importance of Family S.J. Rozan, Kellye Garrett, Mary Keliikoa, David Heska Wanbli Weiden
  • 2:45 pm Culinary Cozies: What’s Cookin’? Chantelle Aimée Osman, Daisy Bateman, Jennifer Chow, Leslie Karst, Mia P. Manansala
  • 7:00 pm Author-Hosted Banquet Tables
    • Jennifer Chow and Kellye Garrett
    • Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico and Leslie Karst
    • Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, and Lisa Q. Mathews


  • 11:30 am Guest of Honor Closing Panel Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico, Kellye Garrett, Mick Herron, Catriona McPherson, Kristopher Zgorski

What are you most looking forward to this week, whether or not you are going to Left Coast Crime?

And of course we are wishing you a lovely week ahead…


23 thoughts on “Left Coast Crime 2022

  1. Albuquerque, here we come! Leslie has already started her road trip. Greatly looking forward to seeing those who can make it, and for those who can’t, we promise a full-cheep report!

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