This week, the mystery convention Bouchercon was held in Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to connect with readers and other writers. And to see Minneapolis.
I’ve seen the Mississippi in St Louis and New Orleans, so it was fun to see it farther north.
The main reason for being here was the convention. I participated in a panel and heard many others.
Then there was the socializing. It was great to strengthen existing friendships and make new ones. Writing is lonely work, and conferences like Bouchercon bring a much-needed dose of companionship. It came after two years of cancellations—2020 and 2021 both went virtual due to Covid. This year we were back in person, with people even more appreciative than usual for the chance to celebrate crime fiction.