Author of four mystery novels so far: Mahu (August, 2005-- reissued in March 2009); Mahu Surfer (August, 2007) Mahu Fire (April 2008) and Mahu Vice (August 2009). College professor, freelance writer and book reviewer.
My FIU classmates & teachers: Vicki Hendricks, Dennis Lehane, James W. Hall, Les Standiford, Barbara Parker. Janet Evanovich, Craig Johnson, Chris Grabenstein, Zoe Sharp, Dick Francis, Steven Saylor, & many more.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Dresden Files; NYPD Blue; Hill Street Blues; Cop Rock; Burn Notice, No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Thanks, LJ. If I could only afford one conference, I'd go to Bouchercon, because it's the biggest. Either as a fan or a writer, it gives you the most opportunity to meet and make contacts, and there's a huge variety of panel discussions.
I enjoyed your blog on Bookbitch today. It's good to have that clarified. I've been weighing the cost–benefit of attending conventions this year. If could only afford one, which would you recommend?
I had a great time at LCC Denver and I loved getting to meet you. In fact, I just started reading Mahu Surfer this morning. Enjoying it very much.
I feel so lucky to have sat at the same banquet table with you, Jeff Cohen, Chris Grabenstein, and Donna Andrews. The stories, jokes and past convention insights helped give me an insider's view of the whole thing and just cemented my feeling that the people associated with our genre are the friendliest, most accepting people in the writing world. Thanks for making the experience one I will not forget.
Dear Neil, I'm a member there ^__^ Incognito! *g* Thanks for mentioning it - I try to drop the name of the group at several occasions around the net too - and for inviting me as a friend. Have Mahu Surfer behind my left shoulder in the shelf, it's only one Dorien mystery before it. I hope you plan on writing more in the series. Best, Martial