When Bouchercon, the largest mystery fan convention in the world came to Long Beach, CA, I got a pic with a couple of famous mystery authors. Plus, I’m honored to say, both Simon Wood and Jeffery Deaver provided wonderful cover blurbs for my 2016 book, Outside the Lines.
And that’s not all. Mr. Deaver used The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Handwriting Analysis as a reference for his book, The Devil’s Teardrop. Why? The book features a forensic document examiner like Claudia Rose and me.
Several of his books are also movies, including The Bone Collector with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. I hope some of that talent, hard work and good luck rubs off on me!
Here’s what these two super authors said about my book:
“Utterly compelling! “Outside the Lines” joins the ranks of those rare thrillers that expertly blend nonstop plotting with keen perceptions of the characters—good and bad—who populate this wonderful tale.”
Simon Wood, author of “The One That Got Away” wrote,
“An expert witness makes for expert storytelling in “Outside the Lines.”
Going to mystery writer conferences and appearing on panels is one good way for an author to get known in his or her genre. Especially at Boucheron, where there are usually over 1000 attending, it’s great exposure. I’m a little more comfortable at Left Coast Crime, where there are about half that number. Besides, I’m a homebody, so am more likely to participate when it’s on this side of the country.