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Love Is Murder

Love is Murder took place this past weekend and I have to say it was one of the best events we’ve done in a while. We had a great time. Wonderful group of people, good panels, nice dealerroom, nice hotel for the conference and even good banquet food.

This years author guests included Kent Krueger, David Morrell, Judith Guest, Libby Fischer Hellman, and Barry Eisler. Many others in attenance. Morrell gave a great talk Friday night about the history of publishing and what has changed and why authors need to be more involved in thier marketing. Ruth moderated a panel on Sex and Jo Konrath hosted STUMP THE STARS which was a laugh riot.
We’ll definitly be going again.

Thriller panel moderated by Sean Chercover who's first book will be out next January from William Morrow, Barry Eisler, Kevin Guifoile, Julie Hyzy, David Morrell, Michael Black and Robert W Walker

Stump The Stars with Libby Hellman, Judith Guest and Kent Krueger


Short Story panelists Libby Hellman, Michael Majors and
Joe Konrath


Joe Konrath was stumped when asked about the lack of cats in his books.

David Morrell, one of the coolest authors I've met.



William Kent Krueger wondering what's for lunch


Judith Guest and Kent Krueger on the sex panel listening to
Barry Eisler explain his research techniques.


David Ellis and Barry Eisler. Barry has taught me to
embrace my inner 12 year old. And he leads by example....

The wonderful Sue Peterson of Brain Snacks bookstore..

Awards were given to:
David Morrell for best thriller, Michael Black fo rbest suspense, Robert Goldsborough for best historical, DC Brod for best paranormal, Libby Hellman for best traditional, Joe Konrath, best procedural, Best series went to Barry Eisler.