Two years ago, Deadly Ink had to close its doors, cancelling the conference at the last moment. But after a two year hiatus, Deadly Ink is returning this week-end, with events and activities Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4. Sometimes things that are presumed to be dead have a way of coming back to life. And I’m very pleased by its return.
Deadly Ink is one of my favorite conferences, an opportunity for mystery writers and readers from New Jersey and surrounding states to get together for a week-end of workshops, panel discussions and book signings, of alcoholic drinks and chocolate desserts. It’s a small conference which means that everyone is approachable. It’s a chance for readers to chat with their favorite authors and for authors to learn from interested readers.
On Saturday afternoon, I’ll be speaking on a panel about the role of humor in mysteries. So if you live in New Jersey or have the ability to travel to New Jersey this week-end and you’re an aspiring writer of mysteries or simply a reader who loves a good mystery, you still have time to register. I hope to see you there.