Tom Schreck writes the Duffy Dombrowski Mysteries. TKO is his latest
I’m just back from Love Is Murder, my favorite convention.
Here’s some musings:
Jamie Freveletti can kick your ass. Her debut Running with the Devil comes out soon. In real life she’s a very attractive woman who happens to be an Akido expert. She also amuses herself with a knife-throwing hobby. Think those things through before you hit on her.
Ann Voss Peterson’s leopard print spiked pumps are wonderful. She has a funny way of showcasing them.
We shared the hotel with a reenacters convention. I am amazed that people dressed as Roman soldiers, Druids, British flying aces and hand maidens get pissed off when you stare.
Henry Perez, whose debut Killing Red comes out in June, looks every bit as dashing in real life as he does looking over that bridge on his website.
Barb and George Annino are really fun to hang out with. If publishers have any sense she’ll be a big name soon.
Valaney Liontonia and her husband (Joe?) are very cool. I couldn’t believe it when she asked me to demonstrate Duffy’s right hook.
I’m bummed that Ben LeRoy and I never got our Kaiser helmets.
Drinking at a hotel bar next to an overweight general from the War of 1812 gives you pause.
Shane Gericke is a cool guy to talk to.
I found out Bryan Gruley and I are Domers. Add Tasha Aleander in and that makes three of us at one convention. Go Irish! (geez…that feels lame.)
JD “Dusty” Rhoades is a good guy to be on a panel with even if he’s misplaced.
Sharon Doering has a manuscript involving a Bio-Tech garage plot. I have no doubt it will be on shelves all over the country.
Ruth and Jon Jordan, Penny and Dennis Halle, Timm , Christy and Jax are the coolest people I know. I don’t know how I got to be such close friends with them but I am incredibly grateful.
Alison Jannsen’s roller uniform is killer.
Joe Konrath is consistently two things; nuts and incredibly generous.
I am very proud to be in the anthology Missing.
Karen Syed is absolutely wonderful. She gave a very sweet speech and I can’t imagine feeling more welcomed, supported and energized.
Hanley Kanar, Ophelia Julien, Mary Welk, Terri Stone, Susan Gibberman, Marlene Leonardi, Silvia Foti, Luisa Buehler and every one else involved should be very proud…and exhausted.