As a result, I had to cancel out on a booksigning today at Who Else Books at the Broadway Book Mall in Denver. That was a big disappointment, because Nina and Ron Else provide wonderful support to Colorado authors, and because the other presenters on our "Mystery Through the Ages" panel are good friends I don't get to see often enough. We formed our panel back in 2007 when most of us were debut novelists. Hopefully, we'll be able to reschedule our Who Else! appearance after the first of the year. In the meantime, Ron and Nina have some of our signed books on hand, so anyone who intended to buy one as a gift can still do so.
Beth Groundwater is the author of A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket, the first two books in her Claire Hanover gift basket series. She recently signed with Midnight Ink to publish the Mandy Tanner river ranger series.
Linda Berry writes the Officer Trudy Roundtree of Ogeechee, Georgia, mystery series. Her most recent release is Death and the Crossed Wires.
Mike Befeler is the geezer lit guru whose Paul Jacobson series features an octogenarian who suffers from short term memory loss. His titles are Retirement Homes are Murder and Living With Your Kids is Murder.
And then there's me, Patricia Stoltey, with the Sylvia (retired Florida circuit court judge) and Willie (Vietnam Veteran/retired accountant) series, including The Prairie Grass Murders (audiobook) and The Desert Hedge Murders.
Here's a photo from one of our 2007 appearances:
From time to time, Robert Spiller joins the panel as well. If you think a math teacher is a dull protagonist for a mystery series, you definitely need to meet Bonnie Pinkwater, the star of Robert's series. The most recent release is Irrational Numbers.
Remember, books make great Christmas gifts.