Sis, you are a godsend! Thank you for so generously sharing information about Bouchercon. I went onto SheWrites looking for women mystery writers to build community with. I put Bouchercon into the search, and there you were dispensing smart advice about it, AND talking to a group of black women, no less! Congratulations on the sale of your new book!!
I am getting back into the mystery game after a LONG break. I had a couple short things published in the 90s, but then I focused on poetry for a while. Of course there's no money in that, so I'm back to working on fiction. I have a few suspense/mystery/thriller manuscripts in progress.
I live in CA, so I'm definitely planning on going to Bouchercon, but I feel like the new girl in junior high or something. I would love to build with some other Black/women authors before I get there. Are you coming to the conference from NYC? Do you know other Black/women authors going?
"Hi Iowa City Writers! I'm working on a project that's part historical scholarship, part historical fiction, about my father's family. He came from a provincial family of German-Jewish butchers. He and his brother were sent on the…"