Bouchercon 2020

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 … Continue reading Bouchercon 2020

Gone to Left Coast Crime 2020

This week, some of the Chicks are attending Left Coast Crime. We’ll be appearing in the following panels, with book signings to follow. We are also looking forward to meeting those of you who signed up for our Author-Reader Connection. If you’re in San Diego at the conference, please say hello! Ellen Byron Fiction Writers are Professional Liars: But Can They Do It to Your … Continue reading Gone to Left Coast Crime 2020

Bouchercon 2016: A Recap

I finally did it: I survived my first Boucheron. I’ve flirted with the idea of attending the world’s largest mystery convention for several years now, but I’ve always ended up getting intimidated by the sheer size of it. Everyone says it’s fun, but the word I most consistently hear used to describe it is “overwhelming.” This year, it was held in New Orleans and, with … Continue reading Bouchercon 2016: A Recap

Fashion Police: What Would Our Characters Wear to a Mystery Convention?

Pulling together outfits is half the fun of going to a mystery convention or conference… at least for us authors. But do our characters feel the same way? Read on to find out! Ellen Byron After much outfit sturm und drang, and some seriously embarrassing choices –  ill-fitting jeans and a Tulane Green Wave tee shirt, anyone? – I’ve landed on a theme suggested by … Continue reading Fashion Police: What Would Our Characters Wear to a Mystery Convention?