New Orleans Stores

I have a few more photographs from my trip to New Orleans to attend the Bouchercon mystery writing conference I’d like to share. Here are a couple of interesting stores that you won’t find in many places.

An interesting store in New Orleans.

An interesting store in New Orleans.

Interesting store in New Orleans.

Interesting store in New Orleans.

 

Dogtoberfest

I went to “Dogtoberfest” today with my young dog, Kylie. She’ll be two later this month. I am working to get her out and about as much as possible. She got scared by an aggressive dog and has been very shy since then. She showed a lot of improvement today! There were lots of dogs, and I thought you might enjoy some pictures. Perhaps in preparation for Halloween, some were in costume.

Dogtoberfest Costume

Dogtoberfest Costume

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Bourbon Street

I was in New Orleans for Bouchercon so I felt a visit to Bourbon Street was somewhat mandatory. I strolled down it on Saturday early in the afternoon. There was LOTS of music being played.

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

ATF Dog

There was a great presentation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives at Bouchercon. They shared about the work they were doing and some of the cases they’d been involved in. Kate Barton was there with her ATF dog, Ting. She did a demonstration with him. They are now using some of the hand signals that people use with field trial dogs so they can give commands silently. At one point in my life I trained a field trial dog, so it was especially interesting to me to see her work. He’s wearing an actual badge on his chest.

ATF Dog Ting

ATF Dog Ting

 

Bouchercon 2016

I’m back from Bouchercon, a large mystery convention held in New Orleans this year. It was my first time to that city. I’ll be posting pictures of the event and New Orleans over the next few days. My publisher, Kensington, had a tea for the authors and some of us had a chance to read from our books. It was a lot of fun! Thank you, Kensington!

Kensington tea

Kensington tea

Roxie in Carmel

It was a very slow walk down Ocean Avenue in Carmel, California, for Roxie and her owner. LOTS of people wanted to pet her. She loved it, and he was fine with it. She was a sweetie! I was definitely among the ones wanting to pet her.

Roxie in Carmel

Roxie in Carmel