The Bouchercon panel announcements have been made, and I am flattered to be included in the panel, “Goodnight, My Angel: Hard-boiled, Noir, and the Reader's Love Affair With Both.” The moderator is curator of the award-winning Detectives Beyond Borders blog, Peter Rozovsky. Co-panelists are Eric Beetner, Mike Dennis, Terrence McCauley, and Jonathan Woods. I’m excited about both the topic and the company I’ll be keeping and hope anyone reading this can stop by and say hello. The panel is on Friday, September 20 from 10:20 – 11:15 in Room 2. All of us will be signing after the panel, until 11:40. (Many thanks to Greg Shepherd at Stark House for making copies of Grind Joint available for sale at Bouchercon, even though the drop date is November 21.)
Bouchercon is trying something new this year, creating Author’s Choice slots of half an hour each, where authors can talk about whatever they choose. I was lucky to grab a slot, and will be giving my talk—with, I hope, a lot of Q&A—on Saturday from 4:00 – 4:30. Again, please stop by. I have some ideas for a topic, and will be letting that out as my thoughts firm up.