I’ve discovered one of my co-workers at my new job loves cozy mysteries as much as I do, so we talk books whenever we run into each other. She was the first one to mention a cozy mystery author dinner one of the libraries in town was having last Saturday night. Sue Ann Jaffarian was one of the authors, so I was immediately interested. I thought about saving the money, but I decided to go, and I had a blast.
I spent most of the evening with Heide, a friend who is also friends with Sue Ann. They had set up tables in the library itself and brought in a catered dinner that was delicious. I went back for seconds, which I definitely did not need. But it was so good! It was fun talking with the others at our table, although they were fairly new to all the authors.
After dinner was the panel discussion. It was Sue Ann, Diane Vallere, and two other authors I don’t read. One I hadn’t heard of except from the co-worker who first told me about the dinner. Sadly, that co-worker couldn’t make the event. Anyway, they all talked about their various series. The questions were fairly usual, but the panel was lively and fun with interesting answers. I really enjoyed it.
All around, it was a very fun evening, and I was very glad I went.