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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 at the hotel, a visit to a nearby attraction, 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.

You MUST be registered for the convention to sign up for an Author-Reader Connection. Your Whale of a Crime Name Badge will be required to participate.

You may sign up for a MAXIMUM of two Author-Reader Connections, but no more than one per host.

Check back here often, as we’ll be adding more Author-Reader Connections right up to the week before 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.



Wednesday, March 27
 • The Great Eight Debate with Michael Sherer [7 tickets]
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, beginning at 5:30 PM
 • Hijinx and Hot Chocolate with Becky Clark & Libby Klein [10 tickets]
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, beginning at 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 28
 • Drinks with the Cozy Authors from Crooked Lane Books: Vicki Delany (Eva Gates), Ellen Byron, Leslie Karst, Linda Wiken (Essie Lang), and Eileen Rendhal (Lilian Bell) [5 tickets]
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 3:20-4:30 PM
 • FAULT LINES Happy Hour: Diana R. Chambers, Vinnie Hansen, Katherine Bolger Hyde, Mariah Klein, Margaret Lucke, Susan C. Shea, Robin C. Stuart, Nancy Tingley, CJ Verburg, and possibly more… [10 tickets]

Friday, March 29
 • Baron R. Birtcher and a Bottle of Bubbly [4 tickets]
Friday, March 29, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM
 • Dog Noir at the Bar with Jo Perry [8 tickets]
Friday, March 29, 2019, 5:00-6:00 PM
 • A Nightcap with The Chicks: Ellen Byron, Becky Clark, Kellye Garrett, Leslie Karst, Cynthia Kuhn [SOLD OUT]
Friday, March 29, 2019, beginning at 9:00 PM

Saturday, March 30
 • Coffee with Robert Lopresti [4 tickets]
Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 2:20-4:00 PM

Sunday, March 31