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LibertyCon32, here I come

Delighted to be attending my first LibertyCon, Tennessee’s literary science fiction convention. The convention is by design kept very small, under a thousand, so getting in is tricky. Last years tickets sold out in under 6 hours.

Fortunately they had a date change, allowing some of us who have been sitting on the waiting list to have a shot at getting in. So, after two years of trying, I am attending. Absolutely delighted. ( or have I already mentioned that)

I will be participating in four events at the convention as well as having books listed in the virtual artist alley. I am most excited about the Friday Night Steampunk panel with D. Allen Lewis as moderator. I will be on the panel with Quincy J. Allen, whom I have known for years, and meet Dan Hollofield, H. P. Holo, and Tamara Lowery. Friday June 28 10 Pm at the Chattanooga Convention Center Meeting Room 7.

If you are at the convention, hope you can drop by and say Hi.

Fri 5:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Fri10:00PMCrossing Steampunk II

Sat 1:00PM Meet and Greet the First Timers!

Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

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As President of the Atlanta chapter of Sisters in Crime, I have been very busy this year and had many surprises. I have been caught off guard by some of them.  I have been asked to be a  panelist and a moderator for two upcoming events. I am delighted to have this opportunity as I always feel like I learn more when I go out and share with others.  Teaching is the best way to be certain you know a subject.

I was not surprised to be asked to participate in the Atlanta Sisters in Crime panels for the Atlanta Journal Constitution Decatur Book fair.  It is the largest independent book fair in the country and draws a crowd of over 70,000.   Saturday September 1st, I will be moderating a panel about Sisters in Crime, what it is, who we are, and what it can do for mystery lovers.  On Sunday September 2nd, I will be moderating another panel.  We can be found in a large quad booth at spot 402. 

DBF Poster

2018 AJC Decatur Book Festival poster by Caldecott Honoree, R. Gregory Christie.

Palmetto Sisters in Crime is hosting their first workshop called Mystery in the Midlands in Columbia, SC on Saturday, July 28th.

Join us for a full day of author panels, writer’s craft workshops, and an author luncheon! Stick around for a signing at the end of the day. Headlined by Elaine Viets, this day-long mystery conference includes over 20 mystery writers from all over the country! Lunch included.

I have been invited to participate in a panel on short stories with Paula Benson and others.  I am thrilled because I attended a panel led by Paula Benson several years ago which pushed me into trying  that style of fiction. Since then I have had 6 short stories published ( some under a nom de plum).

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