I have the honor to host the Meet the New Authors Breakfast at the Left Coast Crime Conference in Phoenix on Friday morning, February 26 at 7:30. This will be the ninth year of the breakfast event featuring authors who have a first mystery/crime/thriller novel published between January 1, 2015 and the end of February, 2016. When we first held the event in 2008, there were fifteen new authors. As of right now, we have thirty-seven new authors for this year’s event. Each of the new authors will have one minute to tell the audience the most important thing to know about their debut novel. Our illustrious time keeper is Rochelle Staab, author of the Mind for Murder Mystery Series. Rochelle has a stop sign that she waves when the one minute is up. Stay tuned for further reports after the conference.