Linda went out in the world. Oh, and there’s something special coming FEB 27!
There was Killer Nashville, The Decatur Book Festival and Dragon Con followed by local panels with Sisters in Crime and lots of fun at Bouchercon in New Orleans and this weekend, the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. I’m so excited for what’s ahead.
The GAYA – A History of Excellence
The Georgia Writers Association recognizes Georgia’s authors of excellence by presenting the Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) Ceremony. The GAYA ceremony has the distinction of being the oldest literary awards ceremony in the Southeastern United States while reflecting the current publishing world.
So, it’s that time of the year again. Crime writers of all sorts will convene in a hotel and plot the end of someone’s life. Or just drink and tell stories between selling books, eating fried chicken and speaking on panels.
Coolest thing about books?
They connect people—in so many ways, from learning about families, jobs, cultures and traditions to understanding choices, options and motivations. You can travel the world with strangers that become your friends until the very last page,
I had high hopes for this year’s Bouchercon. I was launching a book, I’d skipped a year of the event, I was bringing swag, I was driving my Jag, I even remembered to pack my little red Sisters in Crime pin.
I just finished a John Green book called Looking For Alaska. It was- of course, I mean this is John Green after all- a fantastic YA book, one in which the dates were given in a sort of backward order.