Memories of Monterey
It’s that time of year again — writers planning for conventions and conferences. These photos from my computer files bring back good memories of Left Coast Crime, a mystery convention at the Doubletree Inn, Monterey,California, Feb. 19-24, 2004. (The Doubletree is now the Portola Hotel & Spa.) It seemed as if everyone in the mystery community was there. Here are just a few of my snapshots.
From the top:
Harbor scene taken from the Hospitality Room.
Buffet table in the Hospitality Room.
Katherine Shephard and Deni Dietz. Katherine, that bright spirit,was going great guns with her Silence series when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and died shortly thereafter. A great loss, but a golden memory.
Marilyn Meredith in the Signing Room. Could those wine glasses account for her sly smile?
Meg Chittenden, Margaret Maron (standing) and Carola Dunn in the Hospitality Room.
Michael Mallory holds court with (from left) Eleanor Osborne, JoAnne Lucas and Margaret Maron.
Ridley Pearson in the signing room; and JoAnne Lucas and Kay Tolt Kinman.