This year was my friend Wendy's first Mayhem conference. I had to leave her to fend for herself one morning and was feeling guilty because she had to breakfast alone. I didn't have to worry -- I found her sitting with Margaret Maron and Nancy Pickard. These two gracious and talented ladies had asked to join her and were having a lovely conversation. Of course, Wendy had no idea who they were but had charmed them as she does everyone she meets.
And I can't leave out the great location -- Omaha. Held at the Embassy Suites, the Old Market is right across the street. Filled with great restaurants (the Persian sidewalk cafe is my favorite), funky shops and art galleries, street musicians and carriage rides across cobbled stone streets, this area is not to be missed. And of course there's the Henry Doorly Zoo where you can get up-close and personal with a silverback.