Deadly Ink 2016 Recap

Oh, what a weekend! Deadly Ink started on Friday night with a dessert party and panel, and went nonstop until Sunday afternoon. It was a busy time for me, because I was the Toastmaster and my friend Reed Farrel Coleman was the Guest of Honor, so we had a full schedule of events. And while I wasn’t as good about taking photos as I meant to be, I had friends snap a few for the record books. Huge thanks to Debby Buchanan (who organized Deadly Ink), E.J. Watkins (who interviewed me during our Sunday brunch event), Roberta Rogow (“the voice of Deadly Ink!”), and everyone else who made the weekend so much fun!


With Reed at the opening night party on Friday.


Part of my job as Toastmaster was interviewing the Guest of Honor on Saturday morning. Reed and I had fun with that!


My ”Roaming the Globe: Mysteries Set Outside the USA” panel with Roberta Rogow (moderator), Annamaria Alfieri, and A.J. Sidransky.


Introducing Reed at the Saturday night gala.


Reed making his keynote speech.


Conference organizer Debby Buchanan presenting Jack Getze and A.J. Sidransky with their David Awards (tied vote for the award this year).


Very happy to meet my Twitter pal @dimesleuth in person at last!


Sunday morning “What If?” panel with Jane Kelly, Reed, and Annamaria. This one got crazy!


Being interviewed by E.J. Watkins


Sunday afternoon “Coming Attractions” panel. L to R: Jack Getze, me, Reed, Bruce DeSilva, Jeff Markowitz, E.J. Watkins, and Nina Mansfield, who stepped in as moderator at the last minute and did a fabulous job. Not sure why we look so serious here…


…Because this panel was a lot of fun. It was a great note to end on!




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