Well, another Crime Bake has come and gone and once again, a good time was had by all.
It began on Friday, November sixth. My first Master class was on Revision, with Barbara Ross as the speaker and I doubt if anyone could have done it better. She's one smart and lovely person. I got so much from her class and I glad I chose it.
The fabulous Elizabeth George was our speaker and she was just wonderful. She's quite shy, but she really put herself out there and announced that we could approach her with our questions any time at all. I thought that was so generous of her. Actually, all the panelists were approachable in that way.
I got to meet old friends and new ones, got to chat with my favorite death investigator, Michelle Clarke, the cute little blonde on the right. Yup, whenever there's a crime in the state of Connecticut, Michelle is on it!
I didn't win Flashwords, but my girlfriend, Margo (at right in the cowboy hat), did!! Her story, "Sweet Thing" was a hit.
And last, but not least, the wonderfully funny, sassy, amazing Arlene Kay critiqued the first fifteen pages of my WIP, "Cruising to a Murder." She liked my protagonist and the premise. She said the dialogue was good and she said she really sees my being able to sell this. EEEEEEEk!!!! She spent a whole hour with me - so happy I was her last one.
I could go on about the music and dancing and shenanigans, but there's not enough room or time.
So, I had a blast and can't wait to go back next year.
~ Write on