- Lee Child
- Michael Connelly
- Joseph Finder
- Sue Grafton
- Charlaine Harris
- Carolyn Hart
- David Morrell
- Sara Paretsky
- PJ Parrish
- SJ Rozan
- Wendelin Van Draanen
Second Chances: If you don’t win one of the first five tickets, don’t despair…there’s a second chance drawing for the remaining five tickets to each author’s event. Watch this website for more details on how to get into the second chance drawing, or visit the MWA booth at Bouchercon to enter.
What a lovely idea they came up with!
The opportunity to be a part of an hour visit with one of these legends of the mystery world just sounded too cool to pass up. And after some waffling, I decided to try my hand at writing 150 words about why I should be one the lucky people selected. And if I could choose just one of these authors to spend an hour with, who would it be?
I chose Lee Child.
Most everyone who knows me knows I'm over the moon crazy about Lee Child's work (and him - isn't he dishy?!), but making that choice wasn't as easy as it sounds. I mean, look at the names on that list! And while I could have tried my hand at writing something for more than one - well, I'll tell you. I worked so long and so hard on the piece I did for Lee Child, I just didn't think I had it in me to do it again.
Many of you may have figured out by now, being concise is not one of my strong suits. Getting to the point takes me awhile. As far as I'm concerned, 150 words is just warming up! Michael Dean, a very dear friend of mine who I will miss till the day I die, used to say this to me almost every day - "Kaye. Can we just have The Reader's Digest version, please?!" I just never have gotten that right, I'm afraid (apologies to Michael, who I'm sure never expected me to).
But I guess my 150 words were O.K., 'cause I've been chosen as one of the lucky people who will get to spend about an hour with Lee Child along with 9 more lucky people. Hooray and Yippee Skippy!
Will it be fun?!
Am I excited?!
I am over the moon!
If you read my post Bouchercon 2008 - My First B'con, you may remember me squealing about meeting Mr. Child, thanks to an introduction by my friend Sandra Ruttan. And even working up the nerve to ask him if we could have a picture taken together. And being lucky enough to have Reed Farrel Coleman take the picture (one of the few of me that turned out fairly well!).
Seems I'll be having some things to squeal about right here at Meanderings and Muses when I return from this year's Bouchercon too.
Pfft! was there ever any doubt?