START BY MAKING YOUR BED… by Rosemary Lord

A candid recap of LEFT COAST CRIME conference – for those of us who couldn’t make it. Read Rosemary’s words, and her exciting things “to do” while the “iron” is still hot. Go Rosemary!

The Writers in Residence

06694-rosemaryatburbanklibraryjpgI have just returned from a long weekend in Vancouver – as you do. I went up there for the Left Coast Crime Writers’ Conference, A Whale of a Crime!

The air was fresh with Spring promise and the weather mild – after much cold and rain, I am told. It was expensive. All the attendees were moaning about this – until some of us found a hidden MacDonald’s and the Canadian equivalent, Tim Horton’s. But the local people and hotel staff were very friendly and helpful as we rushed from lectures to book-signings at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver, just a few blocks from the waterfront.  What’s not to like?

It was great to discover so many authors – mostly Canadian – new to me.

BooksA Keynote speaker was British-born Maureen Jennings who emigrated to Canada as a teenager. She is now one of their most successful…

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