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Love Is Murder

I just got back from the 10th Love Is Murder convention in Rosemont, Illinois and it was great! I got to see Lee Child for the first time and thought he was charming, down-to-earth and actually quite funny. There were panels on Snagging Agents, Characters, Hooks (not the pirate kind), Writing Amateur Sleuths, Historical Mysteries and Marketing, just to name a few. Once again, I attended and loved the 'Novelists' Boot Camp' given by Todd Stone with very useful comments thrown in by his wife, Terri. I would have to say that the highlight of the conference was the 'Stump the Stars' trivia game held last night. The contestants: the lovely Tess Gerritsen , the kind-hearted William Kent Krueger , the perfectly English gentleman Lee Child , the delightfully southern Carolyn Haines and the insanely good-looking Barry Eisler . They sat in five chairs facing the audience. Our host: J.A. Konrath - the only way I can describe him is "hysterically funny". Like,