The last road trip I took involved going up the coast of Oregon, and it was amazing! I have fond memories of camping in Northern California, exploring the Oregon beaches, visiting the Tillamook factory, and checking out Powell’s Books. When I discovered that Left Coast Crime was happening in Albuquerque, I figured we could drive to New Mexico. (And by we, I mean my other … Continue reading Road Trippin’
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
Like everyone who’d registered for Left Coast Crime this year, I was faced with the decision two weeks ago whether or not to attend, given the health risks posed by the COVID-19 virus. Since I’m in good health with no respiratory or immunity issues, I determined to go. After all, it’s one of the best mystery conventions in the world, and would be my only … Continue reading LCC 2020—It Went By So Fast!
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
Today, we welcome the five finalists for this year’s Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery (three of whom just happen to be Chicks on the Case). Congrats to all! The winner won’t be announced until the Left Coast Crime banquet on March 14th, but in the meantime we thought it would be “humorous” to find out from the nominees which of their characters from their … Continue reading Who Are the Lefty Award Nominees’ Most Humorous Characters?
Today we are thrilled to welcome Lucinda Surber and Stan Ulrich, the dynamic duo behind the wonder that is Left Coast Crime, as well as that fabulous web resource for all things mystery, Stop, You’re Killing Me! 1. Can you tell us a bit about the history of Left Coast Crime (LCC), and how you came to be such an integral part of this wonderful … Continue reading The Chicks Check in With Lucinda Surber and Stan Ulrich
Five little Chickies went to Left Coast Crime. One little Chickie went on an awesome family camping trip. And the three little Chickies who stayed home went wah-wah-wah! all weekend–and did their best to keep up with all the news from afar. Continue reading What Did (NOT) Happen at Left Coast Crime
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 Vancouver at the conference, please say hello! Ellen Byron Culinary Mysteries Lefty Humorous Award Nominees Becky Clark Not So Traditional Traditionals Kellye … Continue reading Gone to Left Coast Crime 2019
We will be sharing our Left Coast Crime roundup on Friday, but we wanted to focus today on one of the highlights of the convention: A Suite Life Happy Hour! On Friday night, we were delighted to welcome Colleen, Chris, Del, Dianne, Fran, Jack, Laurie, Leslie, Linda, Marilyn, Mary, and Mary Lou to the Chicks Suite for wine and cheese and conversation. We had Mingle … Continue reading A Suite Life
This week, the Chicks are attending Left Coast Crime in Reno! We’ll be appearing in the following panels, with book signings to follow. We also can’t wait to meet those of you who signed up for our A Suite Life Happy Hour with Chicks on the Case! For other activities, including other Author-Reader Connections, please see the conference schedule. Even if you aren’t able to attend … Continue reading Gone to Left Coast Crime 2018
On Sunday, the organizer of the 2018 Left Coast Crime Convention announced the nominees for their annual Lefty awards—and we’re thrilled to share the four Chicks made the list! And if that’s not exciting enough, all six Chicks will be attending this year’s conference! Continue reading The Lefty nominations are in!
Some of my favorite events at Left Coast Crime 2016 were the Author-Reader Connections, where authors hosted readers for various activities. I participated in two: a lunch co-hosted with fellow Crooked Lane authors Leslie Karst and Chris Goff, and a Sunday morning “Bagels with Ellen Byron.” And that’s where things got really interesting. I invited my conference roomie, prolific author Linda O. Johnston, to join … Continue reading My Readers Bought a Serial Killer’s House