Or subtitled: Yrsa, Yrsa and more Yrsa, our former blogmate.
So we had our first ever, and wildly successful, Bay Area Book Festival this weekend. Yrsa heralded the Scandi crime trio with Thomas Enger, above from Olso, and Antti from Helsinki. Yrsa came with her 18 year old daughter Kristine who took many of these photos. Above there's Yrsa and I snapped by Kristine at lunch pretending we were in Sicily.
I can't believe Yrsa's a grandmother.
Here we are with Thierry Maugenest who'd flown in from Aix-en-Provence and sold out of his books. I forgot the Gallic component.
Here Yrsa puts up with me in BART because we had to wait for dear David Corbett to return and bring back the notes and questions for my panel - which I stupidly put in David's bag.
More of our pretend Sicilian trattoria luncheon.
Yrsa, Thomas and Antti...I moderated and you'd never know from the serious looks that the Nordic trio had the sold out room laughing most of the time. Of course, we know Yrsa and everyone loves her Icelandic stories and how she thinks Icelandic bad guys do the stupidest crimes.
Cara - Tuesday
PS Yrsa sends love to everyone xoxo