Prepare Yourself For Some Name-Dropping

Last night I was one of 16 authors featured at Harper Collins’ Thrillerfest party at the Mysterious Bookshop, along with Jonathan Santlofer, Sarah Langan, Tasha Alexander, Tim Hallinan, Andrew Gross, James Rollins, Kathryn Fox, Andrea Kane, Jordan Dane, Steve Martini, Mario Acevedo William Dietrich, Jonathan Hayes, Vicki Pettersson, and Sean Chercover.  It was quite the party.  Among the highlights: I learned that Jonathan Hayes is a lovely man who shares my adoration for Gotham Bar & Grill (and has an awesome book jacket) and that Vicki Pettersson is extremely nice.

After the party, the husband and I had a tasty dinner with Thriller-nominated author Brent Ghelfi and his terrific wife, Lisa (see photo).
Up today: My panel at 4:00, From Your Profession to Your Creative Passion with Jonathan Santlofer, Laura Caldwell, Julie Compton, Adam Gittlin, and Douglas Preston.  Hopefully I can get some pictures that don’t suck.