Off to Malice Domestic and the Festival of Mystery

In a few days, I’ll be heading to Malice Domestic, a mystery fan conference in Bethesda, Md. Last year was my first conference and I was blown away by the organization of it, the fabulous panels, and the community of writers and readers.

This year, SCRAPBOOK OF SECRETS is up for the Agatha Award for the Best First Novel of 2012, so I will be attending the awards banquet on Saturday night. Of course, I’m extremely honored to be included on the list of nominations and I’m humbled by the group of writers that are also on that list.

After Malice Domestic on Sunday, I’ll be driving a group of writers up to the Festival of Mystery in Oakmont, Pa., which takes place on Monday, May 6.

If you are attending Malice, I hope to see you there. Here’s my schedule of events —but I will be attending as many panels as possible.  By all means, if you spot me at a panel in the audience, or in the hallway, or at the bar, introduce yourself. I love chatting with readers!



Malice Go Round at 10

Opening Ceremonies at 5

Reception at 9



Panel at 2 “New Kids on the Block: Our Agatha Best First Novel Nominees”

Book signing 5:00 in the atrium

Awards banquet: 7:00


Monday: The Mystery Lover’s Festival, Oakmont, Pa.

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