Bouchercon Albany

How much fun did I have at Bouchercon this year? Let’s just say that when I returned home, I immediately registered for Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach, California. Some highlights from Albany:

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With my “Methods of Murder” panel: (clockwise from top left) Matthew Clemens, me, Chris Ewan, Meredith Anthony, Helen Smith, and Sarah Weinman.

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At the St. Martin’s/Minotaur party with Jon and Ruth Jordan. Check out the beautiful skull scarf Ruth gave me!

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Dinner with my terrific Tor/Forge editor, Paul Stevens, and a great crew: Dennis Tafoya, Stacia Decker, Wallace Stroby, Joelle Charbonneau, and Jon McGoran.

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“The New Noir” panel, with (left to right) moderator Reed Farrel Coleman, Duane Swierczynski, Jason Starr, Dick Lochte, me, John Rector, and Todd Robinson.

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Hanging out with Big Daddy Thug, natch.

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The Bouchercon bar is filled with my favorite people! Starting with Chris F. Holm and Scott Montgomery…

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Dennis Tafoya…

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Neliza Drew and Laura K. Curtis…

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Joe Clifford…

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…and Jacques Filippi and Robin Spano (this was taken in a hidden corner of the bar where Canadians hatch their nefarious plots).

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Reading at Noir at the Bar Albany (brilliantly organized by Eric Beetner)

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Dinner with Taylor Stevens, Brad Parks, Christine McCann, Jen Forbus, my husband Dan, Katrina Niidas Holm, Chris F. Holm, and Daniel Palmer.

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