In a few moments, hubby and I will be heading to Pasadena and the California Crime Writers conference. This is a new conference put on as a joint effort by the Southern California Chapter of MWA and the L.A. Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Because it is so close in time to the Public Safety Writers Association's conference, we're just going down today and stay overnight because the panel I'm on is 9 a.m. in the morning.
Hopefully, this afternoon and evening I'll run into some authors that I know and will be able to spend some time with them.
I wouldn't even attend this one except I was asked by one of the organizers to be on a panel about e-publishing--and remember, e-publishing includes having a book on Kindle.
Though I was offered attending the conference free tomorrow, we have to turn around and head home as we have an important meeting in the afternoon.
I'm only taking my two latest books to display and lots of cards to hand out.
A whole different story for the Public Safety Writers Association conference which begins on Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas. We'll be leaving Wednesday as my sis lives in Vegas so we'll spend a night with her and then head over to the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. I'm in charge of registration and the program, so I'm bringing name tags, program folders, some handouts for the speakers and of course copies of my latest two books.
Two of the attendees at the first conference will also be at the PSWA con: Sheila Lowe, a forensic handwriting expert who will be sharing her expertise, and Madeline Gager.
Yes, I am truly anticipating the PSWA conference. It's small with only one track so you can't miss meeting everyone who is attending. We have some super people coming, many Oak Tree Press authors and Billie, our publisher, a famous mystery author, Betty Webb, some old friends I haven't seen in awhile, and other good friends, and authors and authors-in-waiting I've never met.
I know this one is going to a fun experience, maybe a little nerve wracking at times, since I'm in charge of the program. Last year we had a speaker get ill and the order of presentations had to be switched around, but it all worked out.
Now, if I can keep from having nightmares about the conference, all will be well.
See some of you in Vegas.
a.k.a. F. M. Meredith