Last night, attended the book release party for the Mystery Writers of America’s newest anthology, The Rich and the Dead.
The party was held at Otto Penzler’s Mysterious Bookshop, the perfect setting for such an event. Incredible talent in the crowd: Nelson DeMille, Michael Connelly, S.J. Rozan, Jonathan Santlofer, Reed Farrel Coleman, Laura Lippman, Roberta Isleib, Twist Phelan, Sara J. Henry, Alafair Burke and Laura King, to mention a few.
Michael was kind enough to pick up a copy of Black Orchid Blues and have me sign it for him. Now anyone who knows me knows that I’m a total MC fan. Me signing for him? I couldn’t believe it! I mentioned to Michael that I wished I’d brought my camera to catch the moment. So you know what he did? He took out his phone, held it up and took a picture for me!
Tonight’s the Agents and Editors Reception, which follows the all-day symposium. I can’t make the symposium, but I hope to attend the party. It’s gonna be great to see friends who come in from out of town just for this week. I’m really looking forward to it.