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Co-Chair: Robin Burcell
Email: rb (at) robinburcell.com
Robin Burcell, an FBI-trained forensic artist, has worked in law enforcement for over two decades as a police officer, detective and hostage negotiator. She is the author of the Anthony Award-winning Homicide Inspector Kate Gillespie novels—Every Move She Makes, Fatal Truth, Deadly Legacy and Cold Case—and two novels about FBI forensic artist Special Agent Sydney Fitzpatrick, Face of a Killer and The Bone Chamber.
Co-Chair: Cindy Sample
Email: Cindy (at) cindysamplebooks.com
Cindy Sample's third grade dream was to be a mystery writer. After putting aside her literary longings, she eventually became CEO of a national mortgage banking company. After one too many corporate mergers, Cindy decided it was more fun to plot murder than plod through paperwork. Her dream was realized in June, 2010, when L&L Dreamspell released Dying for a Date, a humorous romantic mystery set in the California gold country.
Cindy writes a column entitled Hot Flash for the Gold River Community Newspaper. She is a past president of the Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime. She has received the Glass Ceiling Award, APMW Boss of the Year, and Most Gross in Golf (Cindy has retired from the circuit and it is now safe to hit the greens again.)
Please contact Cindy with your questions for the Hotel Liaison.
Registrar and Treasurer: Noemi Levine
Email: noemi (at) noemilevine.com
Noemi is also our Roommate Liaison, so please email her if you would like to be matched with a roommate and share a hotel room!
Program Co-Chairs: Marlyn Beebe
Email: marlyn (at) socal.rr.com
Marlyn grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where she graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Library and Information Studies. Not being a fan of frozen water falling from the sky, she now lives in Southern California, with her husband, Tod. She works part-time at multiple libraries, and spends the rest of her time reading, reviewing, blogging, cooking and avoiding being pounced on by Nacht the Jungle Cat. Marlyn reviews books for VOYA magazine as well as Crime Fiction Collective and her own blog Stuff and Nonsense.
Email: eyamaguchi (at) sbcglobal.net
Auction Co-Chairs: Jean Utley
Email: jutley54 (at) yahoo.com
Email: mordelaire (at) aol.com
Donna Andrews was born in Yorktown, Virginia and now lives in Reston, Virginia. The Real Macaw (July 2011, Minotaur) is the latest book in her Agatha and Anthony winning Meg Langslow series. She has also written four books in the Turing Hopper series from Berkley Prime Crime. For more information: donnaandrews.com.
Publisher Liaison: Toby Gottfried
Email: Toby (at) gottfried.org
Toby and her husband Bill were on the initial LCC I Committee in San Francisco and have participated ever since. As the Co-Chairs of LCC 2004 in Monterey, CA and LCC 2009 in Hawaii, they continued to be dedicated to the success of the Conference. Toby retired from her position at Calypte Biomedical in 2009 and has traveled extensively with Bill on their Bird Watching tours in Asia and Africa.
Book Room: Bryan Barrett
Email: mysbkguy (at) yahoo.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Pat Morin
Email: patricialmorin (at) yahoo.com
Patricia L. Morin is a published author and a licensed psychotherapist with masters in Counseling Psychology and Clinical Social Work. She has won awards for her short stories and has been published in numerous anthologies. Her short story collection, Mystery Montage, was released by Top Publications in October 2010, and her second collection, Crime Montage, is due to be released March 2012. Her short story, "Homeless," was a Derringer finalist and an Anthony Award finalist. Feel free to learn more about her and her work at patricialmorin.com.
Publicity Chair: Janet Rudolph
Advertising & Sponsorship Chair: Verna Dreisbach
Email: verna (at) dreisbachliterary.com
Verna Dreisbach, of Dreisbach Literary Management, is an agent, writer and educator. Verna is the founder and president of Capitol City Young Writers, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and inspiration of aspiring young writers in junior high and high school. She has a taught publishing and writing courses through the University of California Davis Extension and is currently teaching college level English courses in Sacramento, CA. She is the editor of Why We Ride: Women Writers on the Horses in their Lives, published by Seal Press. Through her agency, Verna represents both fiction and non-fiction authors with a particular interest in books with a political, economic or social context. She represents a variety of fiction including commercial, literary and young adult. With over 13 years as a police officer, Verna also has a genuine interest in the genres of mystery, thriller and true crime.
Program Book: Vallery Feldman
Email: vallerose (at) comcast.net
Vallery has been a member of Janet Rudolph's book group since May 1993. She was also a member of the groups responsible for Bouchercon 1997 in Monterey, and LCCs 2004 (Monterey) and 2009 (Hawaii). Together with her friend Pam Dehnke, she makes the quilts that are raffled to raise money for the LCC charity. She is also known for the Monterey and Hawaii book bags.
Awards Co-Chairs: Lucinda Surber
Email: webmaster (at) stopyourekillingme.com
Lucinda is half of Stop, You're Killing Me!—an Anthony award-winning web resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. A former elementary school teacher, Lucinda created Bookworm for Kids—a resource for teachers, parents, grandparents, and all others interested in encouraging children to love reading.
Email: editor (at) stopyourekillingme.com
Stan, former lawyer, is half of Stop, You're Killing Me!—an Anthony award-winning web resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.
Hospitality: Sacramento Sisters in Crime
Webmaster: Sue Trowbridge
Email: trow (at) interbridge.com
Sue, a lifelong mystery reader, is the official Left Coast Crime webmaster. She has worked on several previous Left Coast Crime conventions, including Hawaii, Monterey and Santa Fe.