Sunday, July 02, 2006

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


Louise Ure said...

The pictures are great, Lesa! And I loved getting the chance to spend some time with you.

Lesa said...

Thank you! I'm glad we finally got together. Great conference! Wish it was going to be in Phoenix again next year.