Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Getting Together

by Maggie Sefton

I'm about to travel again, so I'm super busy this week trying to get all sorts of writing-related work done before I hop on a plane and head. . .back to my old hometown. Washington, DC. Land of Politicians and all things political. I'm going to see family and friends and do some book business in between. First, I'll visit my oldest & dearest friends, Nancy & Diane and their husbands, Tom & Les. For those of you who've been reading my Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries, Nancy & Diane both contributed recipes for one of the mysteries a couple of years ago. Nancy had a delicious Butternut Squash Soup and Diane had the scrumptious Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yum!

After having fun with old friends, then I'll drive from Northern Virginia, across the Potomac River into Washington, DC to gather with scores of other mystery authors for a fave mystery conference, Malice Domestic. This year, the conference is taking place Friday April 27th through Sunday, April 29th, in the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 7400 Wisconsin Avenue on the edge of Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD. If you're in the DC Metro area and want to see a whole bunch of your favorite mystery authors in one place, then drop by the Hyatt Regency hotel and say "hello." Malice Domestic is known for its friendly atmosphere, and most of the attendees are readers and mystery fans. That's why we authors come! We love to meet our readers.


Six of our seven Cozy Chicks will be attending, and I've been told that we will have trade paperback copies of our new Cozy Chicks Kitchen cookbook available for sale. It's packed with great recipes!

After the conference, then I'll drive back across the Potomac River and back to Northern Virginia to my daughter Christine's home in Fairfax and enjoy spending several days with my family. Grandchildren are really growing like weeds. Actually, they've gotten taller than weeds. :) Then, it's back to Colorado and back to writing mysteries. More about that in another email.

Actually, next week's email will feature my new E-book release on Barnes & Nobles Ebook program NookFirst. Barnes & Noble will have it exclusively for 30 days then it will be released onto Amazon Kindle, Apple's iPad and other formats. What's the book? Well. . .you'll have to wait until next week to find out. But, I can tell you this . . . it's not a mystery. :)