We are now just one week away from the start of Bouchercon 2012, meeting this year in Cleveland. For those who have never been, this conference usually attracts well over a thousand people - lots of mystery readers and, of course, plenty of mystery authors as well. The conference is named for the late Anthony Boucher, mystery author and critic, and it has been held every year since 1970.
Authors and fans mingle over the four day conference, with plenty of opportunities for book signings. There are nearly 80 panel discussions and other major events, not to mention the annual presentation of the Anthony Awards. As I mentioned here earlier, I will be hosting a panel of four authors talking about Private Investigator mysteries. I hope any of you who are attending the conference next week will stop by on Thursday afternoon and say hello.
Among the honored guest authors this year are Elizabeth George, Robin Cook, Mary Higgins Clark and Les Roberts - in fact, Roberts will be part of my panel. The toastmaster for the event will be John Connolly. In fact, Hundreds of other authors will also be on hand.
Will you be there? I hope so - and I hope I'll see you there.