Sadly, in today’s email, I received notice that the Love is Murder conference, which I attended this past February, has met an untimely death. The main suspects are bodies, which have been increasingly absent in attendance at the conference, making LIMCon Chicago 2016 financially unsustainable. I met some fabulous writers there, notably Zoe Sharp, author of the excellent Charlie Fox series (freebie on her site right now). I love any excuse to get to Chicago and am sorry to see this one dead and buried. At the very least, we should schedule a wake.
In more cheerful news, I have just returned from a killer weekend in Indianapolis at Magna Cum Murder XXI. Writers and mystery fans provided support and camaraderie for both published and, in the words of Mystery Writers of America author Tony Perona, pre-published (that would be me) authors. I had a lovely chat with Tony about his books. He co-authors a series with his daughter – so cool! The Halloween-themed wedding held on the main floor of the venue on Saturday afternoon perfectly accented the festive atmosphere of the dead and undead.
I am planning some posts around the nuggets of advice I mined about the wicked world of murder mystery writing. But the biggest take away from the weekend is this:
Sit down and write.