Thursday, August 14, 2014

Killer Nashville--Double the Killer Fun

by Jackie King

Looking forward to a trip is half of the fun. Looking back at delightful memories is another half of the fun. That leaves 100 percent of fun to enjoy at the time of the experience. (I’ve been told that my math leaves something to be desired. But I seldom listen.) So you can say that I plan to have double the fun at KN. This will be my first time to this conference. I’ve been to Bouchercon twice, once in Dallas and once in St. Louis. Both times were fabulous, and I’m eager to experience KN. Mystery Cons ROCK!
Book One

Book Two

Packing is always a nightmare for me. I think it’s because I’m wishy-washy. Undecided. I’m one of those women who want to take everything I own with me, and at the same time I’m sensible enough to know that’s ridiculous. So right now, a few days away from the trip, I’m trying to make a list of what to take.

Happy Smile--Me Thinking of Killer Nashville

Nothing looks right. First of all, I need to lose about 20 pounds so that the clothes I like best would fit again. Since I don’t think that’s going to happen overnight, my backup plan is to pack what fits and remember not to look in mirrors.

I’m traveling with the most delightful writer, T.D. Hart. She writes thrillers and I write cozies, and that’s pretty much where our differences stop. (Unless you’re talking about our ages, our weight, and our energy levels. Mine is high, high, and low. T.D.’s is the opposite. She’s a living doll.)

T.D. Hart
T D Hart, Glamorous Gal Who Writes Thrillers

We’re driving from Tulsa, OK, and our plan is to go a day early. We will talk plotting on the way. She’s a much better plotter than I am, so I’m hoping to learn how to pace and plot my stories better.

But back to packing: Do you think T.D. would consider it outrageous if I told her I’m taking a steamer trunk and two suitcases?

Probably not. I doubt if she even knows what a steamer trunk is.


Bill Kirton said...

Nashville, Tulsa - I wonder if you're aware of the exotic resonance those names have for non-US readers, Jackie. I'd love to be sitting in the back of that car (probably on top of your trunk) listening to that conversation. I hope you have a great time and I'm pretty sure you will.

Jackie King said...

Thanks, Bill! We'd make room for you. You would love my traveling companion. She writes thrillers and is also a vet who specializes in horses.

Thanks for the good wishes.

Chester Campbell said...

Glad you're coming to KN, Jackie. I look forward to meeting you. Our colleague Beth Terrell puts it together so you know It'll be a great conference. I've been nearly every year.

Jackie King said...

Hi Chester, I'm looking forward to meeting both you and Beth. I've been pestering her about details from time to time. I can hardly wait!

Bobbi A. Chukran, Author said...

Hi Jackie! Have fun at Killer Nashville. I'm envious of those of you who can attend.

BTW, thanks so much for leaving a review on Amazon for my short story. I really appreciate it! bobbi c.

Jackie King said...

Hi Bobbi, Thanks for leaving a comment. And I loved your story.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

I'll be there! Eager to see you! xx

Jackie King said...

Thanks Hank! My friend and I are both signed up for the SinC early meeting. We are both looking forward to meeting you!