And, there is always the anticipation of meeting authors that are new to me or favorites I've yet to wrestle to the ground. Of course, I'm joking. I haven't been able to wrestle in some time. I'm always amazed at the list of authors that I haven't yet met. I'm a list maker, and there is a folder of lists for each Bouchercon. These pictures only represent a portion of authors met and not met. There is a list of non-authors, too, people who make the reading world one of the best places in which to live. That's another post.
So, I thought I'd do a pictorial tribute to some of those authors I'll be screaming, er squealing, at once again and those who will be on the receiving end of my first squeal. I love you all and thank you for enriching my life every day of every year.
Here's a fun participatory part for anyone going to Bouchercon. The first person to identify the authors in all the pictures will receive a free book, title learned upon winning. Just list them in the order of appearance either here on the blog or on the FB post. I'm limiting it to Bouchercon because I will bring the book to Bouchercon with me.
Squeals To Come: