Saturday, March 16, 2013

INKSPOT NEWS - March 16, 2013

Next weekend, a plethora of Midnight Ink authors will descend on Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the Left Coast Crime 2013 conference. Three Midnight Ink books have been nominated for awards at the conference, as shown below:

The Lefty has been awarded for the best humorous mystery novel since 1996, and Midnight Ink author Jess Lourey's December Dread mystery is one of six nominees.

The Rocky, for the best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime Geographical Region, was first awarded in 2004 and two Midnight Ink authors have nominated books: Beth Groundwater's Wicked Eddies and Darrell James' Sonora Crossing.

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for best historical mystery began in 2004. New Midnight Ink author, Catriona McPherson is nominated for her Minotaur release Dandy Gilver and An Unsuitable Day for a Murder.

Midnight Ink authors will appear on panels and at other special events throughout the conference. If you are attending, please stop by the following events:

Thursday 1:30–2:30 PM - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to LCC: The Lefty Nominees Panel, Jess Lourey

Friday 1:00–1:45 PM - If There’s a Bad Pun in the Title, It Must Be a Funny Cozy, Linda Joffe Hull, Jess Lourey

Friday 1:00–1:45 PM - The Character: The “Why” in a Mystery, Shannon Baker

Friday 2:00–2:45 PM - The Nuts and Bolts of Traditional Mysteries, Cricket McRae

Friday 3:00–3:45 PM - Authors With Altitude: Colorado Authors, Beth Groundwater

Friday 3:00–3:45 PM - Bruce Alexander and Watson Finalists, Catriona McPherson

Saturday 7:30–9:00 AM - Meet the Established Authors Breakfast, Beth Groundwater, Catriona McPherson

Saturday 9:00–9:45 AM - Traditional Mysteries: Murder by the Book, G. M. Malliet

Saturday 9:00–9:45 AM - You Say Teepee, I Say Hogan: Writing Other Cultures, Shannon Baker

Saturday 11:00–11:45 AM - Sex! Now That We Have Your Attention, Do You Write for One Sex, or Both?, Darrell James

Saturday 2:15 - 3:00 PM: The Sporting Side of Murder, Beth Groundwater

Saturday 2:15–3:00 PM: Foreign Affairs: Thrills from Other Countries, G. M. Malliet, Catriona McPherson

Saturday 3:15 - 4:00 PM: Writing the West: The Rocky Nominees, Beth Groundwater, Darrell James

Sunday 9:00–9:45 AM - Breaking & Entering: Tales of the First Sale, Linda Joffee Hull, Catriona McPherson

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