Sunday, April 1, 2012

Left Coast Crime Report

by Sophie

THE WRITER'S IMAGE

The writer's *image*, you say? Well, that's a perfect topic for my return from Left Coast Crime in Sacramento today. After all, when is an author's public face more on display than when at a conference that features scads of readers and colleagues? I must say, I was *surprisingly* well behaved this week - some might even say dignified. Or even staid. I'm not sure what came over me, but let me share my pictures (after admitting that I failed, as usual, to capture many delightful moments - apologies to all the friends not represented here!)

So let's start with all the friends I hung around with. I was LUCKY enough to have three entertaining roommates, plus one friend who might as well have been, since we made her run around with us the whole time. Add a couple of friends I don't get to see nearly enough due to geographic challenges - publicist Dana Kaye lives in Chicago, and Allison Brennan is a Sacramento gal - plus all my far-flung pals and I was never lonely.











In case you're wondering if we got any actual *conferencing* done, why, the answer is a resounding yes. Here's a roundup of the panels I attended and served on:





9 comments:

Rachael Herron said...

Oh how FUN. I wish I wrote crime.

Juliet Blackwell said...

Thanks for posting these! Too bad all the Pens couldn't go -- crimewriting or not, it was a great weekend. Next time?

Mysti Berry said...

There's nothing more fun than hanging with the finest writers I know--you Pens are amazing!!!! Martha, Gigi, Juliet, Sophie, please know that every time "the Pens" came up, it was always followed immediately by some version of "they write so well!" You all are fabulous.

Sophie Littlefield said...

rachael, you would have fit right in, please come next time (we can sneak a little bitty crime into your next book!) mysti, thanks for being our honorary roomie. no one could fill those shoes better :)

Penny said...

Love the snapshots from the conference! May I steal the one of me? My hair doesn't look as bad as I thought it would, after I mistakenly used hotel "lotion" instead of hotel "conditioner".....those bottles are too small to read!
-Penny Warner

Sophie Littlefield said...

of *course* you may - i'm not much of a photographer penny - sorry! so fun to be on a panel with you :)

Gigi Pandian said...

This was such fun -- and now I'm looking forward to Malice :)

Nicole Peeler said...

How fun!!!!! And you all look GORGEOUS as usual. Can't wait to see you at Malice! ;)

Lisa Hughey said...

So sorry I missed it!! Looks like you had fun. :)