by Barb, back in Maine, after a quick trip to Virginia to see kids and grandkid
Of the many disruptions in the universe the last year and a half, one has been the ability for crime fiction lovers to get together. Last year, Malice Domestic was reduced to the streaming announcement of the Agatha Winners (Our own Edith Maxwell among them–for Best Historical!)
This year, Malice is, unusually, in July and fully online. It runs July 14 to 17, though some of the panels are available earlier.
Where can you find the Wicked Authors? See below.
You’ll find all of us in the program book, which is digital this year! Julie made the ad. Isn’t it great?
Two Wickeds are Agatha Award nominees: Sherry Harris for Best Contemporary Novel and Edith Maxwell for Best Historical. The Agatha panels are available now and are open to the general public, not just those who are registered for Malice. However, only those registered can vote.
Sherry Harris is nominated for her book From Beer to Eternity, Donna Andrews for The Gift of the Magpie, Ellen Byron for Murder in the Bayou Boneyard, Louise Penny for All the Devils are Here, and Lori Rader-Day for The Lucky One. Everyone can access the panel here.
Edith Maxwell is nominated for Taken Too Soon, Rhys Bowen for The Last Mrs. Summers, Susanna Calkins for The Fate of a Flapper, Dianne Freeman for A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Murder, and Catriona McPherson for The Turning Tide. Everyone can access this panel here. (Scroll down.)
In addition to our Agatha nominees, two of the Wickeds will be on panels. The panels are only accessible to those who have registered for Malice. The date and time indicates is when the panel will be shown and the panelists will be available for Q & A. However, the panels will be accessible throughout Malice and for some period after.
Barbara Ross will appear on the panel Keep It Confidential: Secrets, Scandals, and Lies. The official panel date and time is Friday, July 16, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. The other participants are Donna Andrews, Kate Carlisle, Maureen Jennings, and Laurie R. King.
Sherry Harris will appear on the panel Past as Prologue: The Roots of Crime. The official panel date and time is Saturday, July 17, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. The other participants are VM Burns, Amanda Flower, Katherine Hall Page, and Caroline Todd.
The Agatha Awards will be announced on Saturday, July 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm ET.
Readers: All the panels have been pre-recorded, and the Agatha panels are already available, so there’s nothing left to do but wish Sherry and Edith luck!