Pale Authors Bloom in the Spring
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for my fellow authors, especially the crimey-wimey ones, and it's all I can do to keep up with the news. End-of -semester activities usually prevent me from attending events like Malice Domestic of the Noir at the Bar Crawl, but I was able to pop into Barrelhouse's Conversations & Connections this year, if only to say howdy to Dave Housley and Erin Fitzgerald. Here they are tolerating "let's fall backward" approach to selfie-taking.
The Barrelhouse collective hustle their butts off to make the one day conference the huge success that it always is, and this year, in addition to offering great panels and selling terrific books, they've added new stuff to the goodie table. Above, you'll see Harriet showing off the latest in apparel and dining ware. Yes, the shirt is already sweat-stained, and you are correct if you're assuming the cup has beer dregs in it. Dean got to both items before I thought to get a pic. The shirts a little tight, but the cup is juuuussst right. Holds a full can of Arrogant Bastard.
Next Saturday I'll be an exhibiting author at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, so please come see me in Exhibitor area D, near the Politics and Prose tent. Here's a map:
It'll be the day after graduation, and the official start day of my vacation, and I won't know what to do with myself.
PS, Go ahead an Pre-order Dave Housley's loopy vampires and Grateful Dead novel, THIS DARKNESS GOT TO GIVE.
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