No, not that way. Get your head out of the gutter. I meant I have gone cruising the Mediterranean. If all is well, when you are reading this I will be in the Greek village of Fiskardo on the island of Kefalonia.
I promise a report when I get back. In the meantime, I’m thinking you should register for the Maine Crime Wave. The last day to register is May 20, five short days from now. So if you’ve been thinking about attending and haven’t quite gotten around to it, now is the time to do it.
This year’s program is diverse, robust and exciting. The conference takes place Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, in Portland, Maine. There will be workshops, panels, and interviews. On Friday evening Tess Gerritsen will present Lisa Gardner with the 2019 CrimeMaster Award for distinguished achievement. You can sign up to pitch your manuscript one-on-one with a distinguished agent. There will be a luncheon keynote by Neil Nyren, Editor in Chief emeritus of G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
Plus, the friendliest bunch of crime writers on the planet. (And that’s pretty friendly, since in my experience 99% of authors of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense are super nice.)
So come join us! We’d love to see you there.