Edith, north of Boston and LOVING summer.
A couple of weeks ago four of the Wicked Cozy Authors took the show on the road (for Edith, it was only one town away, but the rest of us had to drive an hour or two. Or three.). Jessie, Edith, and Liz were on a “Delicious Night of Cozy Mysteries” panel at Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Julie moderated and several dozen folks turned out from all over the North Shore and New Hampshire.
And, if we do say so, we rocked it. Mostly due to having a tall, gorgeous, seasoned theater person (Julie) leading the discussion, but also because we’re good friends, we know each other’s writing and publication journeys, and we like to have fun. We sold books, we had a glass of wine with our audience afterwards (thanks to Jabberwocky’s Sue Little for that!), and we went home happy.
We realized we could do this again. And again! It would have been a lot better with Barb and Sherry along. Schedules and home addresses butt in, however, and next time it will surely be a different mix of four out of six.
Wickeds, what did you think?
Sherry: I wish I could have been there and hope next time I am! You all look fabulous!
Julie: First of all, a big thanks to Jabberwocky for hosting us. What a great bookstore. Well worth a visit. Secondly, I loved moderating. Third, we do have fun together, and I hope the audience had a good time too. I think they did. It was really fun to talk to folks afterwards. And last, I am really freakishly tall, aren’t I? (Note to self: take the glasses off your head before a photo is taken. Yeesh.)
Liz: Yes – thank you to Jabberwocky! Love this bookstore and this town and wish I could visit more often. I was the one with the two-hour drive to do this panel, and it was so worth it. I love being with my Wickeds (although we missed Barb and Sherry!!) and we had such a great conversation. And Julie, you look awesome as always.
Sherry: You were with the three short Wickeds, Julie. You needed Barb and me there — then you’d look normal!
Barb: I wish I’d been there!
Edith: We do, too, Barb and Sherry.
Jessie: It was really nice to visit with all of you and with so many enthusiastic mystery readers. The turnout was great and so many people stayed to chat afterwards that it made the event even more fun. The only way it would have been better was to have Barb and Sherry there with us!
Readers: Want to schedule a Wicked Cozy Night of Mystery at your library or bookstore? Just let us know. What questions would you ask at such an event? Curious about anything else? Ask away.