<$Susan Goodwill$>

Monday, May 07, 2007

Killer Conferences



Hi Everybody,

I haven't posted for a while because I have been verry busy. I, just this past weekend, attended my first Malice Domestic. It was amazing and exciting and a dream come true!

This is the big conference in Arlington, Virginia, where the Agatha is given out for the best mysteries of the cozy persuasion. I then drove--well, my significant other, Bob, drove, bless is soul-- with two of my dear author friends, Jack Getze , author of the debut novel, Big Numbers, and Christine Goff, author of the Birdwater's Mysteries, to Pittsburgh.

Today, we have tea with a few hundred librarians. How cool is that? And tonight, we attend the twelfth annual Festival of Mystery in Oakmont, PA., sponsored by the home of my very first bestseller list, the absolutely wonderful Mystery Lovers Bookshop. I am in the part of the country where I was raised. Signing books. Life is good.

P.S. Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries moderated our panel at Malice Domestic. What a wonderful lady. I have been a fan of hers for years, so this was another out-of-body moment--she said she loved my book! And I just found out that she posted about it on her blog-- The Lipstick Chronicles on May 3rd.

Life is really good.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Jack Getze said...

Susan is too modest to mention this, I'm sure, so let me jump in to say that Susan's fans are legion and enthusiastic. At the Festival of Mystery last night, I saw some very big-name authors scratching their heads as to why Susan was out-selling them. Don't think I'm being partial when I say there's a new star rising in the humorous mystery sky. Go Susan!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007  
Blogger Susan Goodwill said...

Gee, Jack,
How much do I owe you?
Seriously, the Festival of Mystery was one of the MOST rewarding experiences of my short writing career. Mystery Lovers Bookshop and their hospitality will go down in history as my fondest new-author memory. Mary Alice and Richard Gorman are the greatest author-supporters you could ever ask for.
If you are ever in Oakmont, PA you MUST go to their store.
(Jack Getze and Chris Goff also sold a ton of books.)
A great time, great friends and new experiences. The fans at that place are the best in the world.
Wow!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007  
Anonymous rickb said...

Congrats to all three of you, and I agree with Jack. My friends who have now read Briga-DOOM can't wait for the next book.

-rick

Wednesday, May 09, 2007  
Anonymous Debbie said...

Susan
It sounds like a wonderful trip and I'm so happy that you are living your dreams. Congrats to you and to Bob...enjoy every second!
Debbie

Thursday, May 10, 2007  

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