Monday, February 05, 2007

Love is Murder recap

I am finally recovering from the draining (yet incredibly fun) Love is Murder weekend. The three days were filled with great people, great conversation, and of course, lots of drinking. I got to meet a lot of new authors, catch up with old friends, and I even made it to a panel or two. Although no one jumped in a lake this year, some of the highlights included:
  • Meeting and mingling with bestselling author Ken Bruen, who is one of the sweetest, funniest, most entertaining people I have ever met.
  • Getting to be on a panel with the brutally honest and wildly entertaining Jennifer Jordan. She's a great reviewer and a lot of fun to hang out with.
  • Getting my hands on Darren Callahan's latest script, an adaptation of his novel Documentia. Can't wait to dive in.
  • When the soon-to-be-published Jamie Lavish traded his hand crafted cowboy boots for Ken Bruen's watch at two in the morning. Don't know how fair the trade was, but Ken wore the boots for the rest of the conference.

Overall it was a fun couple of days and I can't wait for Thriller Fest this summer. Enjoy the photos!

Darren Callahan, Sharon Doering and Tasha Alexander

Marcus Sakey and James Lavish

Laura Caldwell and Marcus Sakey


Alicia said...


Hope all is well.

I just realized that at one point, about three months ago, I went on an interview and was interviewed by none other then your friend DARREN CALLAHAN. I am pretty sure it was him. He works at a place called NogginLabs...yes? Anyhow, just had to leave you a comment because I think that's such a WEIRD coincidence.

Take care,


Tasha Alexander said...

Dana, it was so great to see you!!! What a weekend. Love is Murder is always a good time.

Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

What about the Fuck Off beer ????

Dana Kaye said...

The fuck off beer may have been a highlight of my Saturday night, but it was definitely a downfall Sunday morning!