Malice Domestic Conference 2017 happened this weekend in Bethesda, MD and an odd thing happened. Thanks to a prescheduled banquet seating arrangement, I sat at the table hosted by Cynthia Kuhn, author of Semester of Our Discontent–a scholarly murder mystery nominated for the Agatha Award for “Best First Novel.” I knew Cynthia from a panel discussion we shared last year and was delighted to see her again.
Cynthia won! (Cheers)
Now the odd thing is that at last years’ Malice Banquet, I sat at the table hosted by a long-time friend and former critique partner, Amanda Flower. Her novel Andi Unstoppable was nominated for the Agatha Award for “Best Juvenile Mystery.”
Amanda won! (more Cheers)
Moral of the story? If you want to win something, ask me to sit at your table.