|MEET ME IN CHICAGO AT LOVE IS MURDER|
|Well, just outside Chicago if you want to get technical. I'll spend tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at the best little convention I know - Love is Murder - http://www.loveismurder.net . Love is Murder is an annual convention for writers, readers, and publishers of genre fiction held in the Rosemont Wyndham O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Il. If you love a good mystery, thriller, romance or horror novel, this is the place for you. Aside from providing a showcase for first time authors, LIM offers an environment where they can mingle with, learn from, and work alongside more experienced writers. Publishers and agents are in the mix too, in an informal atmosphere ideal for making new friends. Fans mix and mingle with the writers too!
You'd fall asleep before I could name all the great writers who will be present this year, but the names Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen and Barry Eisler should be enough to whet your appetite. Aside from the panel I'll share with Barry on Friday, I'm on a panel Saturday morning called "We Walk the Mean Streets" with four other private eye writers. In addition to about 55 panels, there will be presentations on hand writing analysis, lie detectors, DNA... and there is that afternoon tea with the martial arts demonstration. If you are anywhere near Chicago you should come by and visit with me at this one.