I bet you'd like to know what books I got at Left Coast Crime 2016. You know you would, right? I had a few in mind when I was planning the trip and checking to see who would be attending. I also knew that the Poisoned Pen would be a big sponsor of the conference and I wanted to be sure and spend some dollars in their part of the book room. Yes, there was a book room and lots of books were available. I think there were 4 or 5 different sellers.
By the end of the conference, I had 29 new books and knew that I wouldn't be able to carry them home on an airplane. So, I shipped them to Texas. And UPS delivered them to me last Thursday. Some of these books were ones I purchased, some came to me in my conference book bag, and a few were given to me at events.
I've divided the books into 3 stacks. The first books are the ones that are published by The Poisoned Pen Press. I was able to get most of these signed by the author.
The next set of books are ones that I bought or traded to get because I saw or heard the authors at panels or other events. Most I was able to get signed.
The last set of books includes ones that were either in my original LCC book bag (yes, they give you several books) or were ones that I won at events or picked up from the swap table. I got 3 of these signed.
Probably enough reading material for a while, don't you think? Now to find room on the shelves...
Tomorrow, I'll be talking about some of the special events that included food (and books and authors) - like the Awards Dinner. And what about that Author Speed Dating? A wild and crazy experience!