Friday, September 29, 2006

Bouchercon, Day II

I went to a reviewers' panel on Friday afternoon. Sarah Weinman (Baltimore Sun, Galleycat, Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind) was moderator with fellow reviewers Larry Gandle (Deadly Pleasures, Tampa Tribune), Oline Cogdill (South Florida Sun-Sentinel), Sarah EC Bryne (Crime Factory) and Jennifer Jordan (Crimespree Magazine, January Magazine) as panelists. Sarah and Jennifer are also writers themselves.

The discussion was interesting and centered around ethics in reviewing with Oline drawing the hardest line in avoiding possible conflicts of interest in interactions with publishers and writers, and Larry admitting that he didn't have a problem buying or receiving a drink or two from a writer friend.

After the panel, we went to the signing room and caught Sarah inscribing some of her short fiction:

Along with S.J. Rozan:

And Steve Hamilton:

I sat in at the Mystery News table for a 30 minute slot and signed several books for dealer Mike Dillman.

And one for my friend Garry Warren Niebuhr, for whom one of the (main) characters in Vulture Capital was named.


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