26 February 2016

A Short Post (Shocking, I know)

By Dixon Hill

If all goes well, as you read this I'm beginning my second day at my first mystery writers conference.

I've never attended a conference of this type before.  For one thing, I have neither the resources nor time to travel much.  When I learned that Left Coast Crime was to be held in downtown Phoenix, however, my travel concerns evaporated.  And, when I got the word, a few days ago, that my employer was willing to let me take the necessary time off work, I suddenly found I could finally attend a writers conference!

So, this weekend, I'm attending Left Coast Crime.

I have no idea what I'm in for.  But, I'm looking forward to meeting other members of SleuthSayers, as well as other authors and various members of the publishing industry.  I only got my final permissions lined up at the last moment, however, so I'm busy jumping through hoops to complete everything I need to finish before taking off for the conference.

Thus, my entry today will be short.  Something that's sure to astound most folks who've read my posts!

I'll do my best to take some pics, so I can post them and let you know how things went.

If you have any suggestions for me -- such as, for instance, conference activities I should definitely attend -- feel free to make them in the "Comments" section of this blog post.  I'll have my cell phone with me, so I should get the chance to read them, though I might not have the chance to respond in a timely manner.

See you in two weeks!


  1. Have a great time at the conference and talk to everyone you can. Also try to meet any book sellers.

  2. Dixon, I hope you have a terrific time. You'll enjoy it, I'm sure, and I look forward to the recap.

  3. Keep us posted, and have a great time!

  4. Whoo-hoo, Dixon! Just be careful of all those women!

  5. Don't forget to attend a panel! Oh, and get the schedule and make a list of what you want to see. And, of course, you don't have to stick to the schedule! Have fun!

  6. That's funny, Velma. Just after reading your post I went to watch my next panel entitled "Sex, sex, sex ... Discuss: How much sex in mysteries is too much?"

  7. Thanks all! Having a great time. Forgive my silences.


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