Meet the Guppies – Malice Domestic 2022. Meeting some of my favorite authors face-to-face. #cozymystery #MaliceDomestic #Malice2022
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Welcome to Part Three of my first Malice Domestic experience. After these past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, what a joy to travel and meet people face-to-face again. Of course, as you may have read in Part Two, I headed into the party already flying high after talking with a literary agent and being asked to send my partial manuscript. So, let’s get social!
Day 2 continued – Meet the Guppies
As a Sisters in Crime member for the past three-plus years, I’ve also held membership in the online Guppy chapter. If you are a mystery/crime writer, check out the Guppies. Named for the Great UnPublished, it is a community of published and unpublished authors helping each other in every imaginable way, from the writing craft and process to publication and beyond. This community offers a great way to connect with other writers and endless learning opportunities.
Pre Malice on the Guppies forum, there was so much excitement about an in-person Guppies gathering. Teresa Inge hosted our little cocktail and snacks party with hospitality and charm in her suite. Check out her short stories featuring southern, kick-butt female sleuths and her Mutt Mysteries Series. What fun to meet everyone face-to-face! You, too, can meet the Guppies through their books. Here are a few must-read Guppy authors with new books on pre-order or just released: Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico (BAYOU BOOK THIEF – a Vintage Cookbook Mystery), Leslie Karst (THE FRAGRANCE OF DEATH – a Sally Solari Culinary Mystery), and Marilyn Levinson/Allison Brook (DEATH ON THE SHELF – a Haunted Library Mystery).
This group of authors is so friendly and supportive. I felt welcome and amazed. Not to mention awestruck!