Christine Finlayson signing at LCCChristine Finlayson was one of the featured debut authors at Left Coast Crime in Monterey. She got to hobnob with some famous mystery authors (including Sue Grafton, Louise Penny, Marcia Muller, and Jacqueline Winspear), give a 50-second-or-less pitch for “Tip of a Bone” at the New Authors Breakfast, and appear on a panel called Day at the Beach: Murder at the Seashore. Christine’s favorite part of the conference was connecting with other writers and mystery fans—plus watching the seals, sea lions, and otters in Monterey Bay.