Today we are giving away goodies from Crime Bake! It includes a Crime Bake tote bag, a filled out bingo ice breaker card (with author and attendee signatures), a folder with tablet and pen, a copy of The Writer magazine, a Crime Bake survival kit, and a moose tea candle holder (our table won it in the limerick contest — William Kent Krueger picked the winner!) Here’s our winning limerick:
At Crime Bake having a ball
We met a strange moose named Saul
We thought he was dead
From the hole in his head
But 🎹 he’s going to make it after all🎹 (we sang the last line to the tune of the Mary Tyler Moore show theme song). Leave a comment for a chance to win.
Ginger Smith was the winner of our Fan On A Stick contest and here are some of her adventures:
Ginger arrives at Crime Bake!
The first person Ginger meets is author Donna Andrews!
Ginger runs into Liz and Jessie at her first panel.
First panel — Our Big Guns and How They Got There with Joseph Finder, William Kent Krueger, Leslie Meier, B.A. Shapiro and moderator Sharon Daynard
Ginger happens by the bar and meets Barb, Lea Wait, Edith, and Kate Cone. Then she spots Julie and Sheila. But wait there’s more — there’s Toni L.P. Kelner and Sid!
Ginger meets Susan Oleksiw.
Ginger takes a break and goes up to her room. What a view!
Back downstairs Ginger runs into the Wickeds again and author Ray Daniel.
Then it’s time for the banquet Let Loose With The Moose at the Pinewood Broiler — a salute to William Kent Krueger’s books and Minnesota.
There’s even a dinosaur (Rhonda Lane)!
Ginger finds Sherry and author Shari Randall wearing their plaid. But who is that? It’s Rocky and Bullwinkle aka Hank Phillippi Ryan and her husband Jonathan!
Ginger out on the dance floor with Hallie Ephron and Lucy Burdette. She bumps in to author Marian Stanley and agent Paula Munier. Then finds authors Eleanor Carwood Jones and Diane Vallere. And oh my there is William Kent Krueger and his lovely wife!
After a wonderful day and evening Ginger is all tuckered out!
Thanks for joining us, Ginger!
Readers: Do you have a favorite event that you attend? Leave a comment for a chance to win the Crime Bake swag!