When We Say ‘Body’ of Work…

Sure. We tend to strew cadavers in our wake. But hey, Long Beach: That doesn’t necessarily make us the world’s worst convention!

Accent on “necessarily.”

The World Mystery Convention, known as Bouchercon, is in Long Beach, Calif., this coming weekend!

bcon14-logoGuests of honor this year include writers Simon Wood, J.A. Jance, Edward Marston, Eoin Colfer, and Jeffery Deaver. Note please, that J.A. is one of our own! She lives in, and writes in, the Pacific Northwest!

I’m on a panel at that looks to be outstanding! “Close Enough for Government Work” The focus is on government agencies and how we use them in suspense stories. Fellow panelists include moderator Chantelle Aimee Osman, Andrew Grant, Derek Haas, Harry Hunsicker and Boyd Morrison.

I might be the only one on the panel who works in government — I’m not sure. But it will be fun to focus on why my first two thrillers, CRASHERS and BREAKING POINT, focused on glorified bureaucrats. (Sure, bureaucrats who solve airliner disasters, but still…)

Drop by if you’re in Sunny California.


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 November 10, 2014, in Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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