ThrillerFest lunch with Louise Ure and Elaine Flinn
I met Louise Ure in the lobby to go to lunch with her, and a couple other readers/fans. Louise is the author of the Shamus nominated book, Forcing Amaryllis, which is terrific. The other fans were Tom and Sue, a couple from California. Tom is a big fan and supporter of mystery writers, and it was a fun lunch with them. Louise also invited Elaine Flinn, award-winning author of a series of mysteries about an antique dealer - Dealing in Murder, Tagged for Murder, and Deadling Collection. We had such a nice lunch, and it was so nice of Louise to invite us all. She said she was celebrating the receipt of her royalty check.
I left after lunch so I could spend the rest of the holiday weekend with Jim. I was disappointed to hear that the next conference will probably be held in New York City. With only about 350 participants, this was such a nice intimate conference. It gave us a chance to run into people and talk to authors. They did a terrific job with the first conference! I'd recommend it to any fan.
Pictures - Top to bottom - Lesa & Louise Ure Elaine Flinn & Louise Ure
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