|Authors Alana White, Lois Winston, Gay Yellen, and CB Wilson|
at the Killer Nashville Book Signing
It takes a lot to drag me out of my writer's cave. Like many writers, I'm an introvert. I'm much more comfortable spending my days conversing with the voices in my head, AKA the imaginary characters who populate my books. When I do exit the cave, I feel most comfortable among my peeps--other authors whose brains work the same way mine does and don't think it's odd that I spend my days dreaming up ways to kill people and figuring out how my sleuth will solve the crime. I recently had the good fortune to spend a few days doing just that at the Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference.
|Authors Debra H. Goldstein, Maggie Toussaint|
and Lois Winston at the Multi-Author Cross Promotion Panel
I was on three panels: Writing Cozy Mysteries, where I was also the moderator; Writing Humor; and The Power of Multi-Author Cross Promotion, with Debra H. Goldstein and Maggie Toussaint, two of my fellow Booklover’s Bench blog mates. In addition, I’d agreed to take part in an Ask-the-Author speed dating session. Twenty attendees had the opportunity to spend five minutes with each of ten authors to ask us anything they wanted to know about writing, publishing, and marketing. I also wound up filling in at the last minute on a panel about Using Emotion to Appeal to Your Readers. In addition, there were multiple book signings throughout the conference where I had the chance to chat with lovers of amateur sleuth mysteries.
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