Thursday, May 7, 2009

If It's Monday, It Must Be Pittsburgh!

Whew, I'm home and back to reality!! I had a great time!! First DemiCon where I met authors Stephen Zimmer (THE EXODUS GATE) and Lettie Prell (DRAGON RING). It was a pleasure meeting them both and the three of us had a blast (at least I did!) chatting, doing panels, and just generally hanging out. I'm really looking forward to seeing them again at future Sci/Fi cons! (BTW, reading both of their books and they're terrific!!)

Then it was on to Oakmont, PA and The Festival of Mystery, and as they say in our local paper in the "town news" column, "a good time was had by all!" Richard and Mary Alice at Mystery Lovers Bookshop once again put on a fantastic event. Each year, it amazes me the amount of work it takes to basically set up a bookstore for one evening, but they always pull it together seamlessly. And it was great to see not only all the authors listed below, but many of the familiar faces of the readers who attend every year. (No, Casey and I did not get into trouble even though we were sitting right next to the bar!! 8) Oh, and a special shout out to the gang from The Andrew Bayne Memorial Library!! You guys are the best!)

And speaking of the authors listed below, if you see any of your favorites, Mystery Lovers Bookshop had all of us sign additional copies of our books. If you're looking for a signed copy from any of these authors, give Mystery Lovers a call!

That's it for this week. Have a good rest of the week and I'll catch you next Thursday!!


Donna Andrews
C. William Davis III
Judy McCoy

Sarah Atwell
Vicki Delany
Louise Penny

Katherine Ayres
Kimberly Frost
Jason Pinter

Lorna Barrett
Kathleen George
Stefanie Pintoff

Miranda Bliss
Keith Gilman
Lila Shaara

Rhys Bowen
Kathryn Miller Haines
George D. Shuman

Ellen Byerrum
Rosemary Harris
Joanna Campbell Slan

Jane K. Cleland
Mary Ellen Hughes
Wendy Corsi Staub

Jeff Cohen
Toni Kelner
Leann Sweeney

Meredith Cole
John Lamb
Marcia Talley

Sheila Connolly
Con Lehane
Heather Terrell

Ellen Crosby
Mary Jane Maffini
Terri Thayer

Casey Daniels
G.M. Malliet
Elaine Viets

Shirley Damsgaard
Nancy Martin
Heather Webber


Blodeuedd said...

Looks fun :D

Casey said...

Shirley's right, the folks at Mystery Lovers are terrific and their Festival of Mystery is always a success. So good to see you, Shirley! (And yes, that is a glass of wine in my hand. I would have had more if I didn't have to get back to Cleveland that night.)

Leann Sweeney said...

It was a fabulous event, my first, and thank you so much Shirley, for listing all of us on your blog.