Malice Domestic 26

Posted at May 9, 2014 5:39 am

We’re just back from Malice Domestic, the annual conference for traditional mysteries. We had such a wonderful time seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Malice Go Round

Malice-Go-Round

We participated in Malice-Go-Round which is sort of like speed dating for authors. Authors travel from table to table and share a bit about what they write and also their latest book. We got to partner with fellow Iowa author, Anna Loan-Wilsey who writes the Hattie Davish historical mystery series.

Also, we attended the Sisters in Crime breakfast. The mission of this group is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. It’s open to both writers and readers of crime fiction.

The conference always supports John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents and we contributed an auction item, a basket full of Sparkle Abbey books and pampered pet items.

The Agatha Awards banquet is on Saturday and we were asked to host an author table. We had fun coming up with table decorations and giveaways for attendees who chose our table.

Author Table Awards Banquet

Agatha Awards Banquet

Then on Sunday we were part of a panel, “Tales with Tails” along with Jayne Ormerod , Laura Morrigan, Jessie Chandler, Waverly Fitzgerald and Pepe, the Chihuahua. What a great group!

And finally before we headed to the airport, we attended the Closing Tea – A Toast to Earlene Fowler.

Thanks for the memories, Malice Domestic 26. We can’t wait for Malice 27 in 2015!

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