Friday, November 07, 2014

A Would-Be Stalker's Guide to Chris' Bouchercon 2014

Bouchercon 2014 is almost upon us, and my schedule's rounded out a bit since last I posted, so I thought a new post telling y'all where to find me might be in order. (Remember, stalkers: I like pie.*)

On Thursday, 11/13 at 4 PM, I'll be appearing on the "Noir Comes in Many Flavors" panel in Regency C alongside Jon Bassoff, Steph Cha, Robert Lewis, Fuminori Nakamura, and Chantelle Aimee Osman (m). It promises to be a terrific conversation.

Then, at 5:30PM Thursday, also in Regency C, I'll be reading as part of Noir at the Bar. More than twenty authors will be participating, and each of us is bringing a book to give away, so be sure to swing by. My contribution will be a signed copy of THE BIG REAP, which is up for an Anthony this year in the category of Best Paperback Original (hint hint please vote for me).

I expect I'll spend some portion of Saturday (11/15) morning loitering around the Little, Brown/Mulholland table, if only to score some of the advertised books, coffee, and pastries (but not, it should be noted, any of the authors; publishers get tetchy when you abscond with those). It runs from 7AM to 12:30PM, but if I were a betting man, I'd say 7AM is a tad early to expect me.

Finally, on Saturday night from 6:30PM to 8PM, you can catch me looking vaguely queasy at the Anthony Awards Reception. Did I mention THE BIG REAP was up for an award? I did? Well, did I mention my insanely talented fellow nominees are Catriona McPherson, Alex Marwood, Stephen King, and Darrell James? Lists like that are why folks always (quite rightly) say it's an honor to be nominated. But if you're attending B'con and you're inclined to vote for me, I sure won't try to dissuade you.

That's it for my official schedule. But, as ever, if you see me and want to say hello, please feel free.**

*Please don't actually stalk me.
**Restrooms excluded. Lurking in my hotel room strongly discouraged, unless you bring pie.