Manhattan…ah the bright lights, the big city, the corn. Corn?? Well I must mean Manhattan, Kansas which is where the 2nd annual Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave was held last weekend. A great road trip made by Sara and myself started off Friday afternoon with a lovely tea at the local Country Club. The clotted cream was excellent in my opinion but a little too thick according to Sara. A local bookstore provided three varieties of tea; Berry Earl Grey seemed to be the overwelming favorite.
The event headliner was “America’s answer to Agatha Christie” Carolyn Hart; writer of the Death on Demand series.
Saturday was filled with thought provoking panel discussion sessions with topics like:
A nice banquet Saturday night with tons of book bag door prizes and delicious food.
Sunday, we had to leave early and missed the tour of the local cemetery and the workshop on rewriting with Nancy Pickard, which looked to be intriguing if you have aspirations of writing a book someday.
They also held a writing contest and created, Manhattan Mysteries, a book of the winning short stories and had it available.(My favorite so far, is the one about the “Flamingo Fatality” by Beth Groundwater) The winners were recognized and available at the booksigning along with all the other authors.
Check out the contests at Fresh Fiction… there is a signed copy up for grabs!!