Left Coast Crime

Are you going to Left Coast Crime? Please say “yes.”

It’s March 11 to 14 in Los Angeles. The Omni Hotel on South Olive Street. The beautiful thing about Left Coast Crime is, it’s an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, for mystery fans. This is YOU, sponsoring something for YOU.

On a scale of 1 to 1,357, How cool is that? Upper eleven hundreds? Oh yeah.

Guests of honor this year include a gent named Lee Child. You may have heard of him. He’s sold, I don’t know, a quadzillion books in the Jack Reacher series. Elements adding to his coolness: He’s more polished than me; taller than me; went to the same school as J.R.R. Tolkien; and got “down-sized” from England’s Granada Television. That’s soooo much cooler than my being laid off by The Oregonian.

Am I hating Lee Child cuz he’s more polished and a lot taller than me? No! It’s the laid-off thing. His lay-off was so much cooler than mine. Dammit!

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on February 19, 2010, in Blog and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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