After a harrowing drive through a huge thunderstorm, we spent a fine, cold weekend listening to panels and meeting authors and fans at Left Coast Crime, up in the Sierras in Sparks, Nevada. This year's conference was held in the slightly surreal Nugget Casino -- think a fancy hotel dotted with slot machines and blackjack tables. I was on a panel called Jailhouse Rock with four other authors who came to writing fiction from the legal profession: Ken Isaacson, Jennifer Kincheloe, Keenan Powell, and Teresa Burrell. If I can figure out how, I'll post a photo of us. (I'm the vacant looking one on the far right.)
Next up: The Los Angeles Times Book Fair -- more info at the Events link.