This will be brief, but hopefully effective:
I had an amazing time in Milwaukee this past weekend at Murder and Mayhem in Muskego. The event – which collected some of the best crime writers in the business, who also happen to be some of my closest friends in said business – was an all-day affair on Saturday, 11/9 at the Muskego Public Library. I had the honor to be on the first panel with a killer lineup of authors, including Marcus Sakey, Sean Doolittle and Kieran Shea – moderated by the superb Bryan VanMeter. We talked about everything from cake vs. pie, our books (Silent City!) and how we each approach our respective genres. It was a lot of fun, and I was humbled to be included.
Aside from that, the event consisted of even more excellent panels featuring some great authors, not to mention the chance to hang out and socialize with them. Really great to chat and catch up with Chris F. Holm, Megan Abbott, Reed Farrell Coleman, Duane Swierczynski, Michael Koryta, Howard Chaykin, Dana Cameron, Frank Bill, Frank Wheeler and so many more.
None of it would have been possible without the amazing efforts of Penny Halle, Jon and Ruth Jordan and the entire Crimspree Magazine crew (Dan, Kate, Erica, Jon, Bryan and more). I left the event exhausted but brimming with love for the crime fiction community.
Hope to do it again soon!