Come See the Wicked Cozies at the Boston Book Festival and NELA!

The Wicked Cozies are having a very busy weekend and early part of the week and we’d love for you to come see us.

The Boston Book Festival

As 2013 President of Sisters in Crime New England, Julie will be up early on Saturday, October 19 setting up the booth at the Boston Book Festival. It’s a wonderful day to be in Boston in the fall.

A big crowd at the SinCNE booth last year

A big crowd at the SinCNE Booth last year

Come join us in Booth #49 facing Dartmouth Street. In addition to Julie, the Wicked Cozies will be selling and signing in the booth at the following times:



4:00-5:00 Jessie

5:00-6:00 Barb

You can see Barb and Edith at the SinCNE booth last year.

You can see Barb and Edith at the SinCNE booth last year.

New England Library Association

As soon as they break down the SinCNE booth at the BBF, Barb will load all the stuff in her car and go up to Portland, Maine for the New England Library Association Annual Conference. On Sunday, October 20, she’ll be setting up the Sisters in Crime New England Booth in the exhibit hall.

Barb will be signing and giving away books from 9:45 on 10:45 Monday.

Edith and Jessie will be there from 10:15 to 11:30 on Tuesday, October 22.

For a full schedule of signings, look here.

Where will you be this weekend?

The Boston Book Festival

I love Boston for a lot of reasons–the people, the culture, the theater community, the sense of humor, the Red Sox, the food, the walkability, the architecture. The list is a long one, and goes on. But here’s one example of why this is such a great city. The Boston Book Festival.

Other cities have book festivals, sure. But is the vibe the same? Events planned for several days. Vendor booths that range between writers’ groups (like Sisters in Crime New England), ArtsBoston, schools, book stores, and radio stations. All sorts of events scheduled throughout the city.

My worlds collide at the Boston Book Festival. This year, four fringe theater companies are doing pop up performances of literature (Fringe Lit). All four of the companies (New Exhibition Room, Liars and Believers, Theatre on Fire, and Vagabond Theatre Group) are members of StageSource, the theater service organization I work for. I love the idea of dramatizing five minutes of well known novels, and can’t wait to see some of the performances.

And at the Sisters in Crime New England booth, you’ll be able to meet 5/6 of the Wicked Cozy Authors. Four of them (Jessie Crockett, Barbara Ross, Liz Mugavero, and Edith Maxwell) will be doing signings. Sheila Connolly will also be there, signing. I will be there to help set up, and make sure things are running smoothly.

So who will I see on October 19 in Copley Square as Boston celebrates the literary life like some cities celebrate rock concerts?