Sunday, December 9, 2018

Gala Mystery Night at New England Mobile Book Fair

We had another great night of mystery authors, food, and holiday cheer, all hosted by our favorite bookstore, the New England Mobile Book Fair.
Thanks to owner Tom Lyons and the staff, especially Mayre!

After we got set up and going, there was quite a crowd

We started some fun with author photos.
 To see an interview with Connie, click here

The always-wonderful Hank Phillippi Ryan

Even I get in on the action

And the music mermaid, Sharon Kathryn

Debut author William Goyette

The place quickly filled with authors and fans.
 To see an interview with Joanna, click here
 To see an interview with Ray, click here

To see an interview with Bruce, click here
To see an interview with Tilia, click here

Each author had a table for their books, which they could sign for fans who came to buy.

Speaking of fans, here are Robin and Stephen, who always get a basket of new books.
Thanks, you two!

Part of the night is how the store honors a writer with the Robert. B. Parker Award for excellence.
This year it went to William Martin

Tom Lyons (L), store owner, gives the speech

With wife Chris and Gary Braver

Tom poses with Lisa Lieberman, caught by surprise

Here's a better pic of Lisa.

Here I am with Gina Fava

And Gina with Leslie Wheeler

 Elizabeth, Joanna, Tilia

Paula Munier, Elizabeth, Tom

The Dynamic Duo of Ray Daniel and Jay Shepherd

Sarah, Clea Simon, Elizabeth

And Clea with Dave Zeltserman on her right

Edwin Hill

Joe Finder with Hank

And Hank with hubby Jonathan

And J.M. Taylor, over by the bookcases.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

It's a Mysterious Christmas with SinCNE

Sisters in Crime (New England chapter) started the holiday season with a lovely gathering at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, who graciously hosted a terrific spot for us to meet.
(And we've already booked for next year! Bigger and Better! Thank you, Susan!)
Seen far R is Arlene Kay
To see an interview with Arlene, click here

We had authors galore! Here's Edith Maxwell, Connie Johnson Hambley, and Sheila Connolly
To see an interview with Edith, click here
To see an interview with Connie, click here

Soon-to-be-debut author, Nicole Asselin

We had a cash bar! Lisa Lieberman goes for holiday cheer, while Scott looks on.

And food! The line for tasty treats by local company, Carven Catering

 Kathryn Gandek-Tighe and Lisa

Katy Lee joins in the fun

Diane Kane (R) and co-author friend, with new book!

Connie, Scott, and Mo Walsh

We also had a book swap- bring one, get a new one!

First reader to pick- getting Ursula Wong's Amber Wolf.
Ursula provided lovely decorations, and guests got to take home the scented candle centerpieces.
To see an interview with Ursula, click here

Mo gets a good one

Connie gets some more reading

Lovely time for chatting and catching up

So mark your calendars for the first Sunday of next December, for the next one!