All you mystery fans can still get in on "Mystery 203," a two-day festival on Saturday, April 18, at the Easton Library, followed by a move on Sunday, April 19, to the Westport Library. (In case you're wondering, 203 is the area code.) Just think--48 hours of mingling with fellow enthusiasts plus panel discussions, book signings, writing tips from the pros to those who will be pros; raffle and auction; and a big party--"Cocktails and Crime"--Saturday night. Check it out at www.murder203.com.
I'll be on two of those panels: Saturday at 11:15, Easton Library, the topic, "Do Crime Writers Have to Be Forensic Specialists?" with me and three tough guys--D.H. Dublin, Chris Grabenstein and Larry Goldstone. (Sparks will fly, I promise.) I'll be zeroing in on my latest mystery, DIRTY WATER: A RED SOX MYSTERY. (My collaborator, Jere Smith, can't come--he'll be at Fenway enjoying and covering Sox games for his blog: A Red Sox Fan from Pinstripe Territory.)
Next day, Sunday at 2, Westport Library, the topic, "We're Not Making This Up" with yours truly, again, along with the equally brilliant and good lookin' Kate Flora and Mathew Phelps. We three write true crime, my contribution, GIRLS OF TENDER AGE: A MEMOIR, which centers on a tragic crime that turned my childhood, my family and my community upside down.
Final note: This is especially wonderful for writers as we get to emerge from our caves and interact with the very people we seek to entertain and maybe enlighten.
And did I say the keynote speaker is LINDA FAIRSTEIN?!?!?! Hope to see you there. Go to www.murder203.com and sign up!