Memories of Malice

As many of you know, I was nominated for the Agatha award for Best First Novel this year, and the convention and awards ceremony was held in Bethesda, Maryland this weekend.  I didn’t win, but I had a blast!  In case you were wondering what all the fuss was about, here are a few photos from the trip!

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The trip began with Tasha-dog begging me with her eyes not to go.


But somehow I ventured forth anyway. This was the view from the balcony of near my room. Notice the question marks? We filled the entire hotel.

Me and three of my fellow nominees the day before the conference.  I had just arrived at the hotel.

Three of my fellow nominees greeted me when I arrived at the hotel.

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And I took my first ever selfie with my brand spanking new smart phone, which was purchased specifically for the event.

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I soon discovered that nothing beats jet lag better than a glass of free champagne–provided by the hotel!

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My fellow nominees and I looked a little more refreshed at our panel the next day.

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Then it was off to a celebration reception for the 10th anniversary of my publisher, Midnight Ink!


Of course I signed a few books…

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And dismally failed at my next selfie. Though I looked pretty hot in my first dress in almost 20 years, if I do say so myself! 😉

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Before I knew it, I was off to the awards banquet,

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Where some of my new friends signed up to sit at my table.

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We all ate dinner and a to-die-for dessert served in a chocolate tea cup!

I was much too road-worn to take any selfies the next day, but suffice it to say that the woman at the airline check-in desk asked (in all seriousness) if I was well enough to fly.

The whole experience was amazing, but the best part by far was meeting these other incredible ladies!


Congratulations to all:  Annette Dashofy, Terrie Moran, Susan Obrien, and Sherry Novinger Harris.   Please, everyone, buy their books and support these fabulous, fabulous writers.

Someday I’ll be saying, “I knew them when!”


Tracy Weber

          A Killer Retreat

Come visit Whole Life Yoga in Seattle, and check out Tracy Weber’s author page for information about the Downward Dog Mysteries series.  A KILLER RETREAT and MURDER STRIKES A POSE are available at book sellers everywhere! 

12 thoughts on “Memories of Malice

  1. Kaye George

    I think she would have asked me the same question at the airport if I’d flown home right away! Thanks for the pix and I’m so glad I finally met you!! See you around online.

  2. Annette Dashofy

    Tracy, it was wonderful getting to know you these last few months and getting to spend time with you at Malice. I love love LOVE that last photo of us. Wonderful memories. See you at Bouchercon!

  3. Jeanie Jackson

    Glad you had a wonderful time until the trip home. Hope you feel better. There are about 5 conference that I would love to attend and this one is way up that list. Now rest and little!!!! Then let life return to normal but with all those wonderful memories still floating around. Congrats once again on your nomination! It was well deserved.

    1. Whole Life Yoga Post author

      Thank you so much, Jeanie. I have one more book launch event this weekend, and then I will settle into my normal routine and truly hunker down to write book 4!

  4. Kristopher

    Tracy, you came off as an old pro at your panel! So happy that you had a blast at Malice Domestic. I loved how you had clearly read the others nominees work and made a point to highlight things you loved about each of their novels. Class act!


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