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May 09, 2017


Hank Phillippi Ryan

What a whirlwind! And you looked so happy the whole time…impossible to tell you were running on empty! Yes, I agree, Marcia's interview was very special… Marcia if you see this, I took a video of the standing ovation… I have to figure out how to send it to you.
Elaine, too, was perfection.
What a great pile of books! I was a judge for the best juvenile Edgars, so if you got any of those… I think I saw Framed and OC Daniel… Please read them! And be sure you find some kind of happiness and summer lost, too. And oh, look at that, Say No More!
Congratulations on Toastmaster! Xxx

Art Taylor

Congratulations again! And great pictures!

Karen in Ohio

Congratulations on every honor, Catriona. I never saw you again after the banquet to give you my sentiments in person, drat, but I'm so pleased for you!

Does Cocuk Bahcesi mean "Quiet Neighbors"? And in what language?


Well spotted, Karen - it's Turkish. Thank you, Art and back at you! And Hank - yes, I was running on fumes for most of the weekend, but it was lovely.

Barb Goffman

Just a few books. :)

Was so nice seeing you at Malice once again and am looking forward to next year when we get to toast you! (Will there be actual toast? I love toast.)


That looks like my stack of books. Oh, and I haven't done a Malice recap yet either.

catriona mcpherson

Barb, I will make toast. It's a new hotel and we can make them believe anything, right? Thanks again for the lift to Dulles! Cx

Catherine Lawry

I loved seeing all of your pictures on Facebook. I've never attended Malice but now I feel like I should! And I finished reading The Child Garden -- I loved it!!


I thought I came home with a lot of books.

Congrats on the win and the honor for next year! (And don't feel badly, I just posted about Malice on my personal blog yesterday, so you aren't that late, honest.)

Keenan Powell

You shipped your laundry! That's brilliant. I'm doing that from now on.

catriona mcpherson

I'd far rather have new books when I get home, than dirty clothes. And it's cheaper. Of course, this time I had too many books to bring home in a carry-on bag, but that's another issue.

Edith Maxwell

I love the idea of toast during the Toastmaster speech! I'm so pleased we got to share a meal together, even if you were running on fumes. And many congratulations on your teapot win! See you in Toronto.

Marcia Talley

From the 2017 toastmaster to the 2018 -- you'll have a ball!

Carol Pouliot

It was my first Malice and I loved every minute. I especially loved meeting you in person. Kudos again!!

catriona mcpherson

Thank you, Edith. I've learned to grab at the chance of Friday dinner because it's the last moment of comparative calm.

And thank you, Marcia! You were wonderful.

And thank you, Carol. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Ellen Byron

A great post. So much fun to relive Marvelous Malice! Congrats on the win AND on being toastmaster. See you at 30. But hopefully before.

Liz Milliron

Congrats, Catriona! It was great talking to you at Elaine's event.

Hope I see you in Toronto!

Elaine Viets

Congratulations, Catriona -- you are so funny. Looking forward to Malice next year, when I believe you'll be honored.


WOW, that's a lot of books.

I don't even remember what we talked about but it was fun having you for 4 hours just shooting the breeze.

Look forward to seeing you soon.

Triss Stein

thanks for posting the memories and the photos. Not quite as good as being there - what is? - but almost. :-)

Cynthia Kuhn

What a lovely recap, and that stack of books is impressive, wow!

So wonderful to see you at Malice--congratulations on both the Agatha for your terrific book *and* the future Toastmastery! (And thanks for the mention. You're so kind.)

Wish we didn't have to wait a whole year to go back...

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