Bouchercon!

Maven Kate Laity is in the anthology as 'Graham Wynd'
Maven Kate Laity is in the 2015 Bouchercon anthology as ‘Graham Wynd’

Now is the time for crime & mystery writers to head south: no, it’s not migration — it’s Bouchercon! Here’s the scoop:

Bouchercon is the world’s finest annual crime fiction event, bringing together more than 1,000 authors, fans, publishers, reviewers, booksellers, editors, and every other part of the community for a fantastic four-day event. This is our 46th year. We’re fan-based, and our fans attract more than 400 authors, from the biggest names to those who will be big tomorrow. Look at our Guests of Honor and our Attendees to see who is coming!

There’s a national Sisters in Crime breakfast meeting on Friday: you can learn a lot about the organization’s support system there. If you didn’t get on the schedule for it this time, keep it in mind for next year in New Orleans!

Have your say, Mavens!

What’s the word on the street?

Have you been to a crime conference and have a few stories or pictures to share? Are you obsessed with the latest crime series and want to tell us a little bit about why? Have you made an interesting discovery in your own writing process? Is there an author who’s been overlooked far too long that people need to know about (especially women writers)?

Write up a short blog post and be sure to include links to any relevant sites.  You can use the form or email web maven Kate.

Don’t forget that Mavens in good standing (i.e. who’ve paid membership) can always send news via the handy form here on the website.

July 2012 Meeting

Bouchercon, aka The World Mystery Convention, will be held in Albany in September 2013. Bouchercon is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that holds an annual convention in honor of Anthony Boucher, the distinguished mystery fiction critic, editor and author. It is the world’s premier event bringing together all parts of the mystery and crime fiction community.

Bouchercon Organizer Al Abramson will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Upper Hudson chapter of Sisters in Crime, giving an update on what’s being planned for Bouchercon 2013.

Join us on Sat., July 21 at 10:15 a.m. at the Bethlehem Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Please note the change in time and location for this meeting.

If you love a good mystery and want to support the efforts of crime writers in general, and women authors especially, consider joining Sisters in Crime national as well as the Upper Hudson chapter. For more information, contact Kay Hafner at 518-798-2340 or go upperhudsonsinc.com.