The programming gurus for this year's Bouchercon in Long Beach, California have invited me to serve on two of the conference's many great discussion panels this year, both of which sound like a lot of fun.
The first, "Just the Facts: Journalists Solving Crimes," takes place Thursday afternoon, November 13, at 4 PM. I'll be moderating that panel featuring authors Richard Belsky, Ellen Crosby, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Susan Union and LynDee Walker.
The second, "Collecting 101: Tips and Tricks from the Experts on Building Your Collection," will be Friday morning, November 14, at 8:30 AM. This time, I'll be a member of the panel, along with Al Abramson, Bill Gottfried, Tom O'Day and Donus Roberts, and the moderator will be Otto Penzler (who is already complaining vociferously about that 8:30 AM starting time...:-).
I know most of the people on both panels, and I can promise you a good time at both of them. I hope I'll be seeing you there - you west coasters in particular should be there!