Sunday, January 13, 2008

Attending Conferences by Margot Justes

It is the New Year, and New Year means this year’s round of conferences that we as writers need to attend. My first conference this year will be Love Is Murder (LIM for short). It is always the first weekend in February. Friday February 1st is registration. The Rosemont Wyndham (IL) is the place to be.

It is a relatively small conference in comparison to the mammoth Bouchercon, but it is an awesome one. Dazzling guests, great panels, a Whiskey tasting accompanied by a bag piper, (I don’t like the taste of whiskey, but love the sound of pipes) camaraderie and just plain friendly folk.

It is a fun conference, but it also is a teaching conference, a networking conference and a great way for the introverted writer (like many of us) to feel comfortable or at least to fake it.

It is an intimate get together of authors, writers, publishers, agents, librarians and the reading fans. What more could one ask.

It you were thinking or just considering attending. Please do it…you will not regret it.

Name tags are de rigueur at LIM, so if you see my name, stop by and say hello.

Till next Saturday,

Margot Justes
The Heat of the Moment Anthology
A Hotel in Paris June 2008
Echelon Press LLC
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