Thursday, April 29, 2010

Festival of Mystery

by Joyce

Since we don't have a regular blog scheduled for today, I thought I'd use the space to plug the Festival of Mystery, coming up on Monday, May 3rd.

It will be the fifteenth year for the festival, sponsored and organized by Mystery Lovers Bookshop, which is owned by Raven Award winners Mary Alice Gorman and Richard Goldman. This year the festival features approximately 45 mystery, suspense and thriller authors, and hundreds of fans. The event begins at 4 p.m., but the fans begin lining up well before that. The weather was miserable one year--cold and rainy--but several diehards set up outside the doors with lawn chairs and umbrellas before noon! And they buy lots and lots of books.

So, if anyone is in the Pittsburgh area on Monday, May 3rd, don't miss this one-of-a-kind event.

6 comments:

Laurissa said...

I'll be there! I'm looking forward to it!

Alan Orloff said...

I've heard it's a terrific event, and I'm thrilled to be coming this year! Can't wait!

Jennie Bentley said...

How come nobody invited me? :(

Have a wonderful time, those of you who are going. My friend and fellow Berkley Babe Elizabeth Lynn Casey will be there. She'll be here on the Stiffs next Friday, too, but if you want to meet her today, she's over at the Southern Authors blog. http://southernauthors.blogspot.com/2010/04/put-your-hands-together-for.html

Wilfred Bereswill said...

Yeah, what Jennie said.

There are a lot of familiar faces.

Joyce said...

Jennie and Will, send an email to Mary Alice at the bookstore and tell her you're interested for next year!

Patg said...

I've heard of this event. Lots of authors head out right after Malice to attend this festival. Many arrange to share cars for transportation.
Sound wonderful. Sure would love to be on their radar someday.
Patg