Augie's Quick Post
This weekend was the ALA Convention, located at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, California. Working the Sisters In Crime booth was phenomenal, there were Librarians from all the world.
Also there I met Authors form Calgary, Canada; Alabama; Texas; California; Illinois; New York; Pennsylvania; Arizona; Ohio; Massachusetts; Utah; Maine; etc. In attendance were 2012 Alex Awards winners; Newberry Award winners, 2012 Bouchercon Nominees; New York Bestsellers, Romance Book of the Year winners, RITA Awards, Library Best winners; etc. There were also advanced copies of books given away with future release dates.
Some of the speakers and performers at the event this year were; Dan Rathers, John Irving, Chris Collier, Rebecca MacKinnon, Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart), Clifford (the Big Red Dog), JR Martinez, Jodi Picoult and Samantha VanLeer, Molly Raphel, Farmer Jason, also The Rock Bottom Remainders with appearance from Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Amy Tan, Scott turow, Mitch Albom, James McBride, Roy Blount, Jr., Matt Groening, Stephen King and Greg Iles, Roger McGunn of the Byrds joins the band as special musical guest.
At the SinC booth many of the 3000 writers in the organization donated books to be given out in raffles, these include Oak Tree Press books donated by Sunny Frazier, Acquisition Editor. Everyone was appreciative for the generous donations of authors who could not be there.
Here is a list of names of writers who attended and worked the SinC booth Friday, June 22 through Monday June 25th
Above pictured: Tammy Kaehler, Denise Hamilton and Darrell James. Judy Howard and Maggie Sefton
Members of Sisters of Crime who donated their time:
Frances Dean McNamara, Laurie Stevens, Gail Meredith, Carole Sojka, Mae Woods, Terri Nolan, Lisa Brackman, Morgan St James, Cynthia Highsmith-Hooks, Sheila Lowe, Marion Rosen, Pamela Samuels Young, Robyn Gant, Jan Burke, Deborah Coonts, Mary Augusta Thomas, Jeri Westerson, Aileen Baron, Sun Ann Jaffarian, Augie Hicks, Darrell James, Denise Hamilton, Elizabeth Stevens, Maggie Sefton, Tammy Kaehler, Barbara Bibel, Kathryn Johnson, Leonard Goldberg, Judy Howard, Robert Fate, Bruce Cook, Anissa Malady, Barbara Fister. As you can see not all SinC members are females.
Thanks also to Mary Boone and Doris Ann Norris, Librarian Liaison for Sisters In Crime from Bowling, Ohio who hosted the booth.
What is Sisters In Crime?
The mission of Sisters In Crime is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality I the industry.
Who belongs to SinC?
Authors, yes, but also readers and librarians; women and men; anyone who loves crime fiction.