Last weekend I attended Malice Domestic to celebrate In Myrtle Peril’s nomination for an Agatha Award. It was a whirlwind weekend of hobnobbing, hanging out with friends and fans old and new, and reveling in all things mysterious!
Words can’t fully capture the fun, so let’s just enjoy a few photos of the big event!
As usual, I didn’t get nearly as many pictures as I’d have liked (too busy chatting!), so the Reader will have to use their imagination to fill in the blanks for the ones I missed, like almost every time gathered with my fellow nominees for Best Children’s Book, Greg Herren and Frances Schoonmaker. Almost.
Our panel, moderated by last year’s winner Alan Orloff, was a great success, delving into everything from talking to young readers about serious issues, research and building stories, to challenged books. (Here is the Toolkit from the Author’s Guild discussed at the panel.)
But I didn’t just play author while I was there—I’m a mystery fan, too, after all!
No mention of Malice would be complete without a shoutout to some of the folks who make the whole thing possible.
After a couple whirlwind days of panels, we all relaxed (well, some people relaxed; others were knotted with anxiety and anticipation) at the Agatha Awards banquet!
Thanks to the organizers, sponsors, fans, and vendors who make Malice such a marvelous event. It was only my second time attending in person, and it surely won’t be my last.