I will be attending Crimefest 2009, which is taking place from 14-17th may 2009 at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol, UK.
Crimefest is a crime writing festival with panels, interviews, Gala dinner, reading groups, crime writing workshops and award presentations. There are also opportunities for aspiring writers to pitch their work to agents from three prestigious agencies where writers get a ten-minute slot to speak with an agent and to get them interested in their work. Writers attending the workshop can also have their work assessed and enter their work for the CWA Debut Dagger Award. the list of attending authors reads like a who's who of the genre, with guest authors Simon Brett, Hakan Nesser and Meg Gardiner (toastmistress) headlining.
I'm anticipating a great festival and look forward to meeting new friends and old. It happens only a week or so prior to publication of my first novel, and I'm looking forward to hearing people's questions.