Ah, fall. The light is changing. The trees are changing colors, and the leaves are beginning to carpet the woods and paths. It’s a good time to dive deeply into our projects, a contemplative time. But there’s plenty of action going on, too!
Last weekend was the 25th annual Flathead River Writers Conference, sponsored by the Authors of the Flathead, where many of us met. Betty Kuffel again co-chaired the event. Watch for details of the 26th conference soon!
Our mystery writer members, Leslie Budewitz and Christine Carbo, will be attending Bouchercon, the annual international mystery convention, in Raleigh, North Carolina, Oct 8-11. It’s a gathering of 1500 readers, writers, and folks involved in the bookselling and publishing businesses, and a lot of fun! Leslie will be on a panel discussing ways to nurture talent, in ourselves and others. Christine will appear with other writers discussing the importance of location.
On Wednesday, Oct 7, before the convention gets rolling, Leslie will be part of a mystery and thriller conversation at the North Raleigh Library, and on Friday, she’ll become the new president of Sisters in Crime!
And on Oct 23, Leslie will be the guest speaker at the Glacier County Library in Cut Bank, as part of the library’s cookbook sale and celebration!
Wherever we go, we hope to see you — and we hope you have a good book to read on the journey!
Marie F Martin was in Battle Ground, WA last week signing books for friends, fans and family. Marie says she received such encouragement from their kind words. Fans are such special people. She is also closing in on the first draft of her next novel, 101 Harbor Place. It’s a mystery of sorts.