by Paula Matter
As an independent, free woman, I recently took the liberty of driving to Parsippany, NJ for the Deadly Ink conference.
What a wonderful little conference. And I say little with the utmost respect. Little as in intimate, cosy. Deadly Ink could easily become an annual event for me. I brought my husband's trusty digital camera and some of the photos actually were good enough to show you.
I knew very few people at this con. I knew of some, but hadn't met most. I made it a priority to introduce myself, and chat with a lot of other attendees. So, here's a shoutout (shout-out? shout out?) to Kate Lincoln, Robin Hathaway, Elena Santangelo, Sandy Cody, Kate Gallison, and Elizabeth Zelvin. I'd be remiss if I failed to mention Rosemary Harris, Jeff Cohen, and Ken Isaacson. And Jeff Markowitz. Oh, hell, just go see who all was there! http://www.deadlyink.com/authors.html
And a huge shoutout (whatever) and thanks to organizers Debby Buchanan and Christine Abbott.
(aka playing with the camera)
Elena Santangelo, Robin Hathaway -- Winner of the
David G. Sasher, Sr. Award for Best Mystery Novel
One-half of the Bennetts, wonderful booksellers.
(See, Betty? I promised I wouldn't post your photo!)
and both Jeffs laughing.
There was a lot of laughter. A lot of fun, learning, and good times. Deadly Ink was truly an outstanding conference.