This October, I am attending Bouchercon in Toronto. Not only have I never attended a mystery convention of this magnitude, but I’ve never attended a convention. Period. In my defense, my youngest child is turning three tomorrow so getting away, even professionally, has felt impossible. But, not this year.
[I’ve also never been to Toronto, so bonus points.]
I decided to spend this summer reading as many B’con authors as I can. It’s selfish really. If I meet these authors, I want to say, “I read your book.” Anyway, it feels like a near impossible task since there are so many amazing authors attending. And I know what you’re thinking: how can a mystery author not read mystery authors? Well, I do, read plenty. But I’m a YA author, so I usually spend the bulk of my time reading YA books.
So far, I’ve read Lisa Lutz’s The Passenger (a rec from this blog) and I’m currently reading Karen Katchur’s The Secrets of Lake Road. Both page-turners. I’ve read Megan Abbott because she’s Megan Abbott and I’ve read Kate Moretti because she’s my best author friend and she’s amazing.
Also on my TBR pile, all my Mysteristas ladies.
Are you attending B’Con? Rec me your book. If you’re a mystery lover, rec me something. I love historical mysteries. I love amateur sleuths. I love Veronica-Mars type heroines.