Bouchercon 2019 — The World Mystery Convention is Coming to Dallas!

Whether you’re a veteran author, new writer, or an avid reader, you don’t want to miss Bouchercon 2019 — The World Mystery Convention coming to Dallas October 31 – November 3, 2019! Over 2,000 writers, publishers, readers, and including a star-studded line-up of the top mystery and thriller authors in the industry will converge on Dallas at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown! As a member of the planning team, I can say with certainty that this is going to be one awesome event!


One of the major highlights of the convention is the appearance of renown New York Times Best-Selling author James Patterson, as Special Guest of Honor. In addition, several other New York Times Best-Selling authors will be in attendance for panel discussions and book-signings including Taylor Stevens, Deborah Crombie, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Charlaine Harris of “True Blood” fame and new series “Midnight, Texas.”

The three days will be jam-packed with exciting events for readers and writers, including an awards ceremony to honor the top mystery and thriller authors of our day. There will be book-signings, panel discussions, book-readings, parties, and many other social/networking events. Oh, and did I say free books? Yes, as an attendee you will receive free books (mysteries and thrillers) of your choosing!!! How wonderful is that?

Bouchercon is huge! It’s like no other writers conference you will attend. Don’t miss it! Go to the website and check out the full lineup of celebrated authors and exciting schedule of events! Register now at a super early bird rate which ends December 31st.

I plan to be there! Do you?


Texas-Style Roundup 2.0 – My Top 10 Most Viewed Posts on Writing for the Last Year


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It’s roundup time again! My writer’s blog went live on January 15, 2016. In March 2017, I posted my first Texas-style Top 10 Roundup of most viewed posts on writing. Because I’ve written a plethora of other posts since then, I decided to do a second roundup just in case you missed some of my most popular posts.

Texas-style Roundup 2.0 in the order of most viewed posts:

1. Jealousy – How to Deal with the Green-Eyed Monster

2. Fierce Women Who Happen to Be Authors – A Conversation with Author Arianne “Tex” Thompson

3. Fierce Women Who Happen to Be Authors — A Conversation with Sue Latham

4. 5 Success Strategies to Implement While You Wait for the Fifth Season

5. What’s in Your Writer’s Toolbox?

6. Fierce Women Who Happen to be Authors – A Conversation with Deondriea Cantrice

7. My Curious Start to Writing Fiction — What’s Your Story?

8. Fierce Women Who Happen to be Authors — A Conversation with Dr. Kat Smith

9. If You Could Write an Open Letter to Your 13-year Old Self, What Would You Say?

10. Mysteries – Why We Love to Reading Them and Write Them

My sincere desire is to inform, inspire, and/or encourage others on their writing journey. I hope I’ve succeeded in some small way with these posts and others.

As always, thanks for stopping and happy writing!