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!
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!