Thursday, April 23, 2015

Malice Domestic--A Bucket-List Item--May1-3, 2015 Bethesda, MD

I’m leaving for Malice Domestic on April 30, and I’m so excited. For years I’ve wanted to attend this wonderful event, and now I shall, God willing and the creek don’t rise. (Okie speak)

I will soon be on my way, via Southwest Airlines, with Judy Rosser, BFF and my remarkable beta reader, riding shotgun. Judy is a reader, and this convention is for READERS! They call themselves fans, I call them fabulous. 
L-R Carolyn Hart, Jackie King, Judy Rosser
Bouchercon 2013
Sharing our room at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD will be LuLu Harrington, author of MURDER, MAYHEM AND BLISS.

I’m thrilled out of my gourd to be on the panel titled YOU COULD JUST DIE LAUGHING: HUMOR IN MYSTERIES. I have read each of the books by my co-panelists and they ROCK! Here is the list:

Kathryn Leigh Scott, Moderator—JINXED  (I especially recommend for film fans.)

Cindy Brown—MACDEATH  (If you love the theater, you’ll love this mystery!)

Shelley Costa—BASIL INSTINCT  (A riotously funny Italian family A dynamite mystery, plus Choo Choo Bacigalupo's recipe for Gorgonzola and Spiced Walnuts in Port Wine Syrup.)

Tim Hall—DEAD STOCK  (If you love vintage clothing, this is your cup of tea.)

Jackie King—THE INCONVENIENT CORPSE  (No resources, no job skills and a stranger’s body in Grace’s bed. A B&B mystery.)

Nancy G. West—FIT TO BE DEAD  (If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, imagine it with a dead body thrown in. Fun mystery set in a gym.)

Here is how the official website for Malice Domestic phrases their Con:
“Established in 1989, Malice Domestic® is an annual "fun fan" convention in metropolitan Washington, D.C., saluting the traditional mystery—books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.
The genre is loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence.”

I invite anyone who is fortunate enough to come to this note worthy happening, to attend our panel. Be sure and speak to me afterwards, we will all be signing. I’d so love to meet you!

We will each have books to sell and I’ll have free bookmarks for my Grace Cassidy series.
1st Grace Cassidy Mystery




Susan said...

I've never heard of Malice Domestic, but if you're speaking, I wish I could be there! How about giving your talk at SWW next time?

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your panel and enjoy your conference! I know you'll do great. I love to hear you speak about writing, and everyone else will, too. :)

Jackie King said...

Thanks, Susan, but I'm not speaking by myself; I'm on a panel. I'll tell all of you about the experience when I get back!

Jackie King said...

Thanks so much, Kristin. We miss you in Tulsa!

Jean Henry Mead said...

Have a wonderful time at Malice Domestic, Jackie. I wish I could be there as well.

June Shaw said...

Jackie, I know you'll have a great time at Malice. I took part in it twice and loved it--especially getting to meet so many people I knew from online groups. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

How fun! I know you'll have a blast and will be fantastic on the panel. Hugs.

Jackie King said...

Jean, June and Linda, three of my wonderful writer friends. Thanks so much to each of you.