Just back from Murder 203 - Connecticut's homegrown mystery festival. Held for the third year, it's a fun mix of writers and fans organized by the hard working staff of the Easton library.
This year's guest honour was the delightful Carolyn Hart, ably interviewed by Leslie Meier. What a treat to hear the secrets behind this award-winning, cozy writer's success. Carolyn traveled all the way from Oklahoma to share her wit and wisdom with us.
One of the things I like best about this conference - aside from the fact that it's less than 30 minutes from where I live - is the diversity of attendees. I ate lunch (and as a foodie, I have to say the food is fantastic - no rubber chicken in sight) with four women who were just completing their MFA's in writing at Simmons College. All were concentrating on either YA or children's mystery series. Wish there had been more of those around when I was growing up! I have to admit, it's a market I never considered.
Looking forward to next year's event!