Just over a week after participating in the ThrillerFest Debut Authors Breakfast in New York (subscribers to my newsletter will get a breakdown of that amazing convention later this week), I was confirmed as an invitee for a similar event at the 50th Bouchercon (rhymes with “voucher con”) in Dallas.
To say I’m thrilled would be a colossal understatement.
For those unfamiliar with Bouchercon, it’s the world mystery convention where fans and authors gather each year. It always features the biggest authors in mystery writing (this year’s big guest is James Patterson), and the prestigious Anthony Awards are given out at the convention each year. (Read more about Bouchercon at Bouchercon2019.com)
This year, the convention is in Dallas from Oct. 31-Nov. 3. Since it’s in my backyard (relative to most major conventions), I registered a while ago. I was hoping to be invited to participate in its new authors breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 2, but it’s never a guarantee.
I’ll be joined by several of the fine folks who were up on stage with me at ThrillerFest, so for us it’ll be a bit of deja vu in Dallas. But by the second week of November, I’ll have been a participant — not just an attendee — at the two biggest writing conventions for the mystery/thriller genres.
Holy. Freaking. Cow.