Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bouchercon and Fayetteville, NC

Hi folks,

Just got back from an appearance at the public library in Fayetteville, NC and had a truly magical weekend! Robin Deffendall was my gracious and wonderful hostess and I met so many truly nice people—writers and readers—while there. I’d go back in a heartbeat! Found out they have the best barbecue, hands-down, in the universe. Weather was a bit hinky, but…

When I got ready to come home, I found out they’d overbooked my flight and the ticket guy said I was so nice about it he was going to issue me a check for my inconvenience. I was bowled over when I saw the amount--$1300! I told the guy if he’d just bought me a cup of coffee I’d be fine… You can bet I’m going to fly American Airlines every chance I get!

Resting up now and getting ready for Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach, California. For those who are going to be there, I thought I’d post my appearances. When I’m not at those events, you can probably for sure find me in the bar at the host hotel… Bring bail money…

On Thursday, Nov. 13, I kick off my appearances by doing a signing of my books at the Down&Out Books booth from 12:00 to 12:30. Be there or be square! And, remember… Christmas is just around the corner so I’d stock up and get at least 10 copies of each book—they make great stocking stuffers for presents—especially The Rapist and The Bitch for Granny and Aunt Edna… Later that day, I get to participate in a reading with a bunch of other noir/crime writers at Eric Beetner’s Noir at the Bar event at Regency C from 5:30 – 6:30. Gonna be dark up in there!

Friday’s a full day! First, I get to read some of my stuff at Dana King’s flash fiction event, called “Author Focus” in Harbor A from 9:00-9:20 am. Got a wicked story to read here…

I go from there over to Regency C where I’ll be participating in a panel titled “The Crime Novel as Social Novel, with Hilary Davidson, Joe Clifford, moi, Sara J. Henry, Bill Loehfelm, and Tim O’Mara. These are high cotton folks! That’s from 11:30 to 12:30 am and then I run over to Regency EF to do a signing from 12:30-1 pm.

For a handy print-out form, here’s my schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 13
12:00 – 12:30 Book signing at the Down&Out Books booth.
5:30 – 6:30 Noir@Bar reading at Regency C – author readings with Eric Beetner

Friday, Nov. 14
9:00 – 9:20 Author Focus Breakfast@Noir at Harbor A with Dana King and others—reading our flash fiction.
11:30 – 12:30 The Crime Novel as Social Novel panel in Regency C with Hilary Davidson, Joe Clifford, Les Edgerton (thas’ me…), Sara J. Henry, Bill Loehfelm and Tim O’Mara.
12:30-1 pm – Book signing in Regency EF

And, I get to room with one of my best buds, writer Jack Getze--I'm bringing the Jack and he's bringing... Jack...

Hope I see lots of you folks there!
Blue skies,


Jack Getze said...

You wouldn't be so F-ing popular if these guys and gals had to room with you. Mister-I-Need-My-Pills-Ten-Minutes-Before-My-Coffee.

Unknown said...

Damn Les, This looks like a whole lot of fun. Will definitely see you in NC next year. DB

Les Edgerton said...

Uh... it's an hour before I can have coffee, Jack... it's torture... Hey, just got an invite today for you and I that you're gonna love. Raleigh sounds great, DB!

col2910 said...

Sounds like you'll have a blast. Will you still be able to send updates from jail?

Les Edgerton said...

Depends on the turnkey, Col!