It’s Wednesday and all is well in the ‘hood. Just another day of type, type, type, while listening to imaginary people in my head. 🙂 If any of you out there are part of NANOWRIMO this month, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
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.
Votes determine a publishing deal, in a real life contest.
It’s an exciting new way to get your book noticed by readers. It’s called the Kindle Scout program and each vote cast is tallied to select who makes it to publication. See? No casting couch here, just you and your NOMINATION button pushing finger.
You might be thinking this looks more like the site for Dragon*Con, and if you know anything about Bouchercon, you may be thinking there is a cool mysterious bar at the top of the egg, and a rocking hotel at the base.
…and ask them to answer each in 10 words, or less.
Well, writers, being writers…. SOME of them told me straight out, “Not going to happen.” One did the assignment twice— once wrong, once right. Such an overachiver!
Now available as a “real” book. Shipped to your door. Signed by the author.