Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bouchercon 2009~ Friday

Escalators and
Elevators -- effortless.
Why am I so tired?

Too many heroes?
Too many panels to see?
Info overload!

And then the book room . . .
Could I please have one of each . . .
Mysteries old and new?

Two full days of Bouchercon and I'm reeling. I've been able to see and listen to writers that are among my heroes -- that's Laurie R. King in the shot of the Sherlock Holmes/Conan Doyle panel above. I've discovered far too many writers that I want to read and best of all I've met quite a few readers who say they've fallen in love with my books.

I've shared a cab with Charles Todd (both of them) to the Random House cocktail gathering where I caught up with Deborah Crombie (whom I raved about before this) and got to chat with Naomi Hirahara, a charming diminutive person who writes the Mas Arai series. And, of course, Herself (my editor) was there -- we'll be having lunch tomorrow. There were so many others, around whom I tend to go all speechless -- the afore-mentioned Laurie King, S, J. Rozan, and Lee Child, to pick three.

It's all fun -- but a little overwhelming for one who's used to the quiet life. (Sorry the pictures aren't better -- I didn't bring the Nikon and I think the little Lumix is feeling hurt that I have a new love in the camera line.)

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Poetry24 said...

Hi Vicki

The pictures are fine, and thanks for keeping us posted. I always feel more tired in the city - particularly in large gatherings - than I ever do when I'm walking out amongst the fields and trees.

Sounds as though you're having a great time. Enjoy lunch with your Editor.

Tess Kincaid said...

Sounds like you are in book heaven, Vicki!

Vicki Lane said...

I am, indeed having a good time -- but I'm happy it's almost over. If that makes any sense. . .

I like your new icon, Willow -- tres Virginia Woolf.

Victoria said...

Glad you're having a good time, and I understand completely that you're glad it's almost over. Cities are nice to visit, but very, very draining.