Monday, June 1, 2009

Criminal Minds: A Virtual Conference!

Over a year ago, I woke up from a dream. An unusual one, in fact--I dreamed of a blog.

Not just any blog, mind you, but a really special, unique and dynamic group blog that would act more like the best kind of writers' conference panels ... except you don't have to leave home.

Even the name was part of the title ... Criminal Minds. I envisioned seven Criminal Minds, one for each day of the week. And every week we'd address a question, sometimes the kind of question you get asked at conferences, sometimes not. The only requirement is that it be interesting for you ... not necessarily comfortable for us.

But we're Criminal Minds. We can take it.

And we hope you'll join us, follow us, make us a favorite on your blog schedule. We'll be launching June 15th, and want to hear from you! If you've got questions you've always wanted to ask writers, we've got answers we hope you'll enjoy. Just e-mail us!

The Criminal Mind lineup:

Monday: CJ Lyons
Tuesday: Rebecca Cantrell
Wednesday: Sophie Littlefield
Thursday: Kelli Stanley
Friday: Shane Gericke
Saturday: Tim Maleeny
Sunday: Gabriella Herkert

At long last, the dream is about to come true ... please join us!



L.J. Sellers said...

This blog looks like it will be great. I'll stop back often.

Shane Gericke said...

Thanks, L.J. It'll be great seeing you here!

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Hey! What a terrific blog! An incredible group of people...


Shane Gericke said...

For those of you who don't know her, Hank is one of the nicest, most supportive people in the biz. Read her books!(But only after ours :-)

Kelli Stanley said...

Huge thanks to L.J. and Hank, as always, for the support! L.J.'s a fabulous blogger and writer, and Shane, you're so right about Hank.

She is WONDERFUL--in every way. Her books are already favorites around the house. :)

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Guys! Hi! A new place to hang out - hooray!! This is going to be terrific, and I look forward to visiting with you all.

Shane Gericke said...

And for those of you who don't know Kaye, she is one of the greatest fans in the world. And one of the nicest ... we met at Bouchercon last year after corresponding online, and I was mightily, mightily impressed. They should name a fan award after the Kayester!

Kelli Stanley said...

Hear, Hear, Shane!! And one of these days I want to go to Boone just to see Kaye!! :)


Bobby Mangahas said...

Looking forward to this blog. Congrats to you all for it's launch.

Kelli Stanley said...

Thanks a million, RJ! :) I'm counting on you to come up with some questions for us! :)


Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

I KNEW I would love it here!


Thank you Shane - and I look forward to seeing you in Indy in October.

Kelli - you too!! And in the meantime, sweetie - come to Boone anytime. You know I would love that!

Bill Cameron said...

Hi, kids. No nice to see this get off the ground!

Kelli Stanley said...

Thank you, sweet Bill-Bill!! :)

Fingers crossed we can stay in the air! ;)