Left Coast Crime 2018

Author-Reader Connections

One of the best things about Left Coast Crime is the chance to get to know your fellow readers and writers. But sometimes, during the excitement and flurry of activities, it’s not always easy to find time to meet your favorite writer. For Left Coast Crime 2015 in Portland, Co-Chair Bill Cameron invented Author-Reader Connections to provide an easy forum for readers and authors to enjoy some time together. An Author-Reader Connection might include a snack or a drink, a visit to the Nugget Casino, or a walk together near the hotel. These Author-Reader Connections are free, and in some cases may include some special benefits from the authors. Click the title of each event for all the details.

Please do not sign up for more than two Author-Reader Connections at this time, and no more than one per host. (This may change if we end up with extra spaces.)

Check back here often, as we’ll be adding more Author-Reader Connections right up till the start of the convention. Hint: Click the TITLE below for more details. On the details page click the REGISTER button to see how many spots are still open.



Thursday, March 22nd
 • Lunch/Brunch with Matt Coyle at Rosie’s Cafe [Sold Out]
Thursday, March 22, 2018, beginning at 11:00 AM
 • Knitting 101 for a Beginning Knitter with Peggy Ehrhart [Sold Out]
Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 2:00-3:00 PM
 • Dog Noir at the Bar with Jo Perry [2 tickets left]
Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 4:30-5:30 PM
 • Drinks with Craig Faustus Buck & James W. Ziskin [Sold Out]
Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 4:45-5:45 PM

Friday, March 23rd
 • The Pecan Pie Express with Kent Krueger, Libby Hellmann, and Cara Black [10 tickets]
Friday, March 23, 2018, from 8:00-9:30 AM
 • Blood on Her Hands with Cheryl Reed: Meet a real crime reporter who almost went to prison for getting the story [4 tickets]
Friday, March 23, 2018, from 10:00-11:00 AM
 • Mystery Lunch with S.O.B. [5 tickets]
Friday, March 23, 2018, from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
 • Secrets of the Sitcom World with Ellen Byron & Howard Michael Gould [1 ticket left]
Friday, March 23, 2018, from 12:20-1:20 PM
 • Fun of Noodles Lunch with L.C. Hayden [8 ticket lefts]
Friday, March 23, 2018, beginning at Noon
 • Simon Wood’s Life as a Casino Private Investigator [4 ticket lefts]
Friday, March 23, 2018, from 12:30–1:30 PM
 • Cards and Cake with Catherine Bruns and Elena Hartwell [10 tickets]
Friday, March 23, 2018, from 3:00–4:00 PM
 • Drinks with Mike Lawson [2 tickets left]
Friday, March 23, 2018, from 5:00–6:00 PM
 • Mysterious Drinks with Daryl Wood Gerber, Tammy Kaehler & Wendall Thomas [3 tickets left]
Friday, March 23, 2018, from 5:00–6:00 PM
 • A Suite Life Happy Hour with Chicks on the Case [Sold Out]
(Lisa Q. Mathews, Cynthia Kuhn, Kellye Garrett, Vickie Fee, Marla Cooper, Ellen Byron)
Friday, March 23, 2018, from 6:00–8:00 PM

Saturday, March 24th
 • A Suite Lunch with Leslie Karst, Ellen Byron, & Lisa Q. Mathews [4 tickets left]
Saturday, March 24, 2018, beginning at 12:45 PM
 • Sundae Social with Paty Jager [9 tickets left]
Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 1:30–2:30 PM
 • Coffee, Chat, and Books with Bharti Kirchner and Elena Hartwell [3 tickets left]
Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 4:00–5:00 PM
 • The Mystery of Wine (but no whining) with Daryl Wood Gerber and Nadine Nettman [4 tickets]
Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 4:00–5:00 PM
 • Wine and Chocolate Pairings with Alec Peche [5 tickets]
Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 4:00–5:00 PM
 • Writing Your Way with Keith Tittle: The Joys and Pratfalls of an Independent Writer [2 tickets]
Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 4:00–5:00 PM


The Fine Print: Your Left Coast Crime 2018: Crime on the Comstock Name Badge is required to participate.
Author-Reader Connections are not official activities sponsored by Left Coast Crime, but are agreements between the participants. Participants assume the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages, and claims arising out of injury or damage during Author-Reader Connection activities. Participants shall indemnify and hold harmless Left Coast Crime, and the agents and employees of the organization from any and all such losses, damages and claims.

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