Jessie: Back in New Hampshire where there is a light blanket of snow all round the yard.
First off, the Grateful for Our Readers Giveaway continues! I have a copy of Whispers Beyond the Veil for one commenter so please drop by and add to the conversation by midnight tonight to be eligible for the drawing!
This post is a brief one. I confess I’m suffering from a bit of jet lag and have a looming deadline and a houseful of guests arriving any minute. But I did want to share why I’ve been missing from the blog for several days. I’ve been having all kinds of fun in Iceland!
For years I’ve been a fan of Nordic crime novels. So when I discovered there was a crime writing conference named Iceland Noir I joyfully began to plan to attend. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. I met writers and readers from Finland, England, Ireland, Scotland, Hungary, Brazil, Sweden, Norway, The U.K., Poland and even other Americans.
In a world where so much seems divided at present it was such a joy to be in the midst of so much variety bound together by a common interest. The accents, the clothing, the perspectives were made up of all sorts but the mutual love of crime fiction was passionately shared.
Not only was the conference a delight, so was the city of Reykjavik where it was held. My husband and I had such fun walking the windy streets and seeing the sights in between conference panels.
From the art deco hotel in which we stayed, to the views out across the stark countryside we enjoyed every minute of the journey!
Readers, is there anywhere you’ve always wanted to visit? Writers, have you attended a writing conference far from home?