Bouchercon: Rally in Raleigh

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My amended badge

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My roomie — I’d never meet anyone if it weren’t for Debi meeting everyone!

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Oh, and Absolutely Kate, too — ask her about her Lawrence Block story at your peril…

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After considerable postal delays, my beautiful pledge pins arrived by FedEx (thanks again, Lys Guillorn for making them!)

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They knew the kind of glasses to serve drinks in.

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I love all the oak designs in Raleigh.

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Les Edgerton, decorated with a lipstick heart that melted in the Noir at the Bar heat.

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A long shot of the oak street light.

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Animated conversations everywhere: when the bar got too crowded we moved out into the lobby.

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The fabulous Mollie Cox Bryan was my other roomie. Not near enough time to chat even with my roommates! That’s Bouchercon.

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The big event! Fun reading as we each had just a bit of time.

I have never signed so many books! Whoohoo!

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We teased Rick Ollerman of Stark House endlessly about looking at kitten pictures. He may not have actually been looking at kitten pictures.

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It’s hard to top Les’ stories but Debi rises to the challenge.

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Kate’s still marveling at Rick’s kitten obsession.

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Or maybe at Debi getting him to unbutton an extra button or two. But she couldn’t get him to dance on the table. This time…

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The bar got in on the crime theme.

Shenanigans at the Twisted Mango

Satan's Sorority Promo Next up: after the con, the kitties…