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Bouchercon 2018 Panel

The wife and I will be headed down to St. Petersburg on Wednesday, September 5th. I get to participate in my first Bouchercon panel, The Reviews Are In: Reviewers Recommend. It’s at 8 on Friday morning, so all I ask is that you promise to be there and have no intention on showing up. Not only are empty promises of attendance fine, they’re expected. The panel will be moderated by Janet Rudolph and the other participants are Dru Ann Love, Ayo Onatade, Kathy Boone Reel, and myself.

Janet A. Rudolph
Janet is the Editor of the Mystery Readers Journal and Creative Writer/Director at Murder on the Menu and TeamBuilding Unlimited. She blogs daily at and, facilitates a weekly mystery book group, hosts Literary Salons with crime writers, and has been a committee and Board member on numerous mystery conventions, including Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime. A long-time contributor to the mystery genre, she received her Ph.D. in religious mystery fiction. She lives in the Berkeley (CA) hills with her husband, two golden retrievers, and three cats who often appear on her Facebook Page along with a daily garden/rose photo (Behind My Garden Gate). She loves gardening, photography, reading …. and long walks on the Beach in Bodega Bay, birds notwithstanding. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the International Association of Crime Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the American Crime Writers League.

Dru Ann Love
The reclusive figure of Dru reportedly spends her working hours at the mysterious daytime situation doing “research.” Her non-working hours are spent less reclusively on her blog, dru’s book musings where the main goal is to introduce readers to authors and their work.

She is an avid reader who writes poetry, creates quilts and is happy to be in “her element” within the mystery community.

  • 2018 Anthony Award-nominated blog for Best Online Content
  • 2017 MWA Raven Award recipient
  • 2015 Anthony Award-nominated blog for Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work

Dru is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

Ayo Onatade
Social Networking Administrator Ayo is a clerk for a judge in the Court of Appeal, a book reviewer and a major fan of athletics and American football living in London, England. She is the Special Crime Reporter at Shots Ezine and also is an associate member of The Crime Writers Association (CWA) of Great Britain.

Kathy Boone Reel
This is from Kathy’s blog: Welcome to The Reading Room Blog. My purpose is to share what I’ve read and reviews of those books. I will include posts on upcoming books to help readers keep abreast of new publications and their dates. I will also have author interviews and author related pieces to enrich the reading experience of that particular author’s works. I read mostly mystery/crime and psychological thrillers.

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