Going to BoucherCon 2016? Check out the panels of your NorCal members–here’s some for
Thursday, September 15:
John Billheimer, 9:00, Another Tricky Day
Tess Collins, 1:30, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?
Ann Parker, 1:30, Road to Find Out
Catherine Coulter, 1:30, Something to Talk About
Janet Finsilver 3:00, Scooby Snacks
Janet Rudolph (M), 3:00, Small Plot of Land
Friday, September 16
Sheldon Siegel, 9:30, I Fought The Law (and the law won)
Laurie R. King, 9:30, Of All The Young Ladies I Know
Cara Black, 11:00, You Always Hurt the One You Love
Susan Bickford, 2:00, Dirty Boulevard (hardboiled)
Kirk Russell, 2:00, Here, There, Everywhere
Alan Jacobson, 2:00, Time is Tight
Catriona McPherson, 2:00, We Don’t Need Another Hero
Saturday, September 17
Reese Hirsch (M), 9:00, All Tensed Up
Claire Booth, 9:00, Golden Years
Robin Burcell , 9:00, You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Allison Brennan (M), 10:30, Bleeding Love
Kelli Stanley, 10:30, What Is and What Should Never Be
John Billheimer (M), 10:30 Yesterday
Susan Spann, 10:30 Yesterday
Rhys Bowen, 12:00, By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Diana Chambers, 12:00, Look Through Any Window
Janet Dawson, 1:30 The Bare Necessities
Deborah Lacey, 2:00, Bouchercon Anthology Signing
Gigi Pandian, 3:00, Learn To Be Lonely
Allison Brennan, 3:00, Slipping Through My Fingers
Catriona McPherson, 4:30 Interviews Craig Robertson Int’l Guest of Honor
Cara Black (M), 4:30, So Long, Farewell
Reese Hirsch, 4:30, Step in Time (pacing)
Michael Cooper, 4:30, Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells …
Sunday, September 18
Susan Shea, 9:00, Outdoing Yourself With Every Book
Ellen Kirschman, 10:30, Police and Thieves
Crime Writers & Libraries: MWA NorCal Mystery Writers of America (membership fee, but NorCal meetings are open to all) has many resources for new writers, from mentors and manuscript evaluations to data bases of libraries and bookshops. The NorCal Chapter of MWA serves northern California and Nevada. Check out some library-themed resources for writers below!
Authors for Libraries (American Library Association; annual fee)—a website/database linking libraries and Friends groups to their local authors.
Reader to Reader (Mystery Writers of America)— a non-profit organization that donatesfree books to libraries in the nation’s most underserved communities.
Mystery Writers of America list of libraries (for members only).
SELF-e Program (Library Journal)—for Indie authors to donate their e-books to libraries.
Indie Author Day—local events (Berkeley, Marin, Santa Cruz) linking indie writers and library users, plus a “digital gathering” with writers, agents, and industry professionals.
The Set Up:
Members Cara Black and Reece Hirsch:
Member Rita Lakin signs her memoir:
It was a great opportunity to meet mystery readers and other writers. Keep in touch with us, and next time you can be a part of the show!