Next Stop: A Mile High for Left Coast Crime ...

It's been, as they say in the UK, donkey's years since I've posted. They say other things in the UK, too, one of my favorite's being "Here's your pint."

Alaska and Bouchercon were so fantastic that it's taken me awhile to come back down to earth. When I did, this past weekend, I found that I'd landed in Denver, the mile-high mining city nestled under the Rockies.

Denver was beautiful--lots of lovely historic buildings, mostly from the late
19th and early 20th centuries, many built with native rock and stone. Crisp, mountain air--though at 70+ degrees, still warmer than foggy San Francisco--and blue, blue sky. There's also the fact that the city is known as "The Napa Valley of Beer" and for good reason ...

I not only sampled some local brews, I toured the former house of the Unsinkable Molly Brown, whose real name was Margaret. Her life was so much more remarkable than the
myth and the movies that it proves the old adage about truth and fiction. It's a must see when you're in Denver. There's also a terrific independent bookstore, The Tattered Cover, a real mecca for readers and writers, and just down 16th street in my favorite corner of Lower Downtown (or LoDo, for short).

Ah, Denver. It was fun. Especially the beer cheese and game sausage at the Appaloosa Grill. And the Wynkoop Seasonal brown ale ... I can't wait for Left Coast Crime: Murder on the Rocks in March!

As for me ... if I'm not posting, it means I'm writing, and indeed I am...
more news on that later ... in the meantime--get ready for mile high fun in Denver next year!

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