Monday, August 16, 2010

Mystery Writers Mix and Munch!

On Saturday, August 14th, I hosted the summer mixer at my home for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (RMMWA). We scheduled it for noon, since some attendees drove two hours or more to come, and asked everyone to bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch. I provided drinks and paper goods and my photographer husband took photos of the festivities.

What a great time we had! By 4 pm, I was sitting in an easy chair with the last of the homemade peach wine (thanks to the Dilts!) and enjoying a warm glow from hanging out with my mystery-writing friends and cohorts. I hope you enjoy the photos below and that you'll check out the websites of the published authors who attended and read their short stories and books: Mario Acevedo, Mike Befeler, Deborah Coonts, Laura DiSilverio aka Lila Dare, Christine Goff, R. T. Lawton, Becky Martinez aka Rebecca Grace, Bruce Most, and Terry Odell.

The first photo shows some of the attendees socializing over drinks before lunch was served.

The next two photos show the luscious spread of food and folks filling their plates.

The next two photos show the gang chowing down while seated on my covered deck. Thank goodness the weather cooperated, and it was a beautiful sunny day!

The next photo shows Chapter President Mario Acevedo talking about our upcoming activities.

The next three photos were taken while we shared with each other what was happening in our writing lives.

The last photo is of Mario and me flanking our guest who drove the longest distance for the mixer. Deborah Coonts, a member of the Southwest Chapter of MWA, was in town for two signings of her debut mystery, Wanna Get Lucky, and to present a "Write Brain" program to Pikes Peak Writers tomorrow, Tuesday, about "Finding Your Own Unique Voice."

If you'd like to find out more about this fun-loving bunch and our upcoming programs, and maybe even consider joining us, check out the RMMWA website.

1 comment:

N. R. Williams said...

That looks like so much fun. Alas, I write fantasy but I have to say all the mystery folk out there have something very special.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author