Today, the final day, was another terrific day.
I was a nervous wreck about moderating my first Malice panel, but I have to say, I had a ball!
Connie Archer, Jessie Crockett, Mary Ellen Hughes and Daryl Wood Gerber were all delightful. It's hard, I think, to have a bad panel with women this smart, funny and talented.
We had a good turn-out. People seemed to enjoy themselves and laughed, so I think we can say, it was a successful morning. I loved it.
Then, it was back to the bookroom for me. Bumped into my buddy Karen Maslowski, and author Catriona McPherson
And bumped into my friend Sally Goldenbaum. I was able to pick up Sally's newest Seaside Knitters mystery, MURDER IN MERINO. Yay!!!! One of my favorite series.
I got to spend a little time chatting and giggling with two of the nicest women in the mystery world (they also happen to be exceptional writers). Gigi Pandian and Jenny Milchman.
Next on my itinerary was a stop in the Grits and Graveyards: Southern Mysteries panel. David Burnsworth, Susan Boyer, Molly Weston and Ruth Moose had a very fun panel talking about books set in the south so you know this was just my cup of tea.
A final visit to the lobby lounge and I spied author Con Lehane in time to say goodbye before retiring to my room for the rest of the day.
It's been another great Malice.
My thanks to the organizers and all the volunteers.
and now -
time for a nap . . .