I'm packing today for my visit to Left Coast Crime, which is being held this year in Monterey, California, under the alias "Calamari Crime." It should be a great week, with hundreds of mystery authors and readers in attendance, lots of panel discussions about every aspect of crime fiction, an awards banquet, and a schedule loaded with interesting and fun events, including lifetime achievement awards for Bill Pronzini and Marcia Muller.. I'm taking part in one of the panels on Saturday morning, and I do hope my friends will be there.
In addition, some of us will be taking a tour of the Big Sur country before the conference begins, and we'll wind down after the conference by visiting some of the wineries in the area.
I'll be posting my regular Monday podcast this week and next week, and I'll try to throw in some extra posts here about the Calamari Crime events. I hope some of you will be there - if so, please be sure to look for me!