New England Crime Bake

 So I’ve done it! I’ve registered for the New England Crime Bake in November! This will be the first mega conference I’ve been to since the 2007 RT. That was a great experience because I not only went, but I got to be on 2 panels. Since restarting my writing career as Heather Elizabeth King and leaving Adrienne Kama behind it’s been like starting over, so I won’t be on any panels at the Crime Bake. Mystery fiction is an entirely new genre of fiction for me and I’m still finding my footing.

Tainted Love is a supernatural mystery/urban fantasy, and working to promo this book has been a lot different than the others. That’s why things like conferences and writing organizations (like Sisters in Crime) are great. You not only get to network, but you get to meet other writers doing the same thing you do.

So I opted to take the train to the conference. I love rail travel and this seemed a fun option. I’m taking an express on the way there, but on the way back I have to change trains in New York. So, for the New York to VA route I got a roomette. It’s only 8 hours from NY to where I live in VA, but for me the roomette makes for a far more enjoyable ride than coach. I can still go to the dining car and walk around the train when I want human contact, but if I want to be alone I have my own little space to go to. I’ve been in one before and love it. The new roomettes have the added bonus of having their own mini bathrooms as well as their own climate control. I’ll be posting pics of the trip, so you’ll get to see everything. Till then, here’s what one looks like:

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I’m excited…and scared. Traveling to a new city in MA alone could be intimidating, but when I think of all I hope to accomplish a little fear won’t hold me back!!!

Happy Reading!!

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