Sunday, November 21, 2021

Another Crime Bake!

My favorite writer convention to attend is the annual Crime Bake, held here in Mass. We couldn't hold it last year, on account of the plague, so it was great to see people in person again. 

With about 250 mystery writers and fans, it's fairly intimate, and feels like a fun family reunion. 

Thanks to all who worked to make this happen. It was quite an effort this year, with the question: would we be able to meet in person?

I mean, check out this cool gang...

L to R- Brian Shea, his buddy Joseph, Michelle Clark, Chris Knopf, Bruce Robert Coffin, Mo Walsh, Ray Daniel, and Jill Fletcher. 

And these troublemakers- BJ Magnani, Matt Cost, Tom Lyons

More troublemakers: Rebecca Milliken and Nicole Asselin

For some, the whole family comes by to visit, as with Tilia Klebenov-Jacobs, here with hubby Doug and offspring

We hear terrific presentations about writing, publishing, and more. Here's Ursula Wong

Tilia and BJ also gave great presentations

Mystery Writers of America honchos, present and past: Stephen Rogers and Mo Walsh

A few folks new to me: first, Keri-Rae Barnum, with one of our 20th anniversary cupcakes.

And the tall and short of it. Bruce with Don Kaplan

Lots of fun and reconnecting. Can't wait until next year!