Saturday, February 17, 2007

Left Coast Crime

As usual LCC was a terrific exprience. I've been to the airport (SEATAC) in Seattle before but never the city. Despite all the press about rain, it only rained one day while we were there. The rest of the time the sky was cloudless and sunny--however it was cold!I'm not sure what day things happened, so I'll just give the highlights.

First dinner we had at McCormick's which was two blocks down and three over from the hotel. The hills were daunting both going down and up. Second memorable dinner was at a Japanese restaurant with friends from Crime and Suspense--a couple I'd never met before. Dinner was scrumptious, conversation top notch.

Hubby and I went to three hours of forensic information arranged by author Jan Burke that was absolutely fasincating. All the panels I went to were either entertaining or informative. I was on one that talked about true or made-up settings. All mine are made-up of course though the small town setting in my Tempe Crabtree mysteries and my Christian horror are based on the town I live in. The Rocky Bluff P.D. series is a town on the coast about twenty miles north of Ventura CA--not fashioned after any real town.

We got to spend time with lots of our favorite mystery people too many to mention. The Anthony Award banquet had the best food I've ever eaten at a banquet anywhere. (I'm beginning to sound like a foodie.)I sold a few books, made new friends, and had a grand time.

Marilyn

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