Hats Off! to Chris Roerden of the Triad, who will be among the many North Carolina authors celebrating the South's first hosting of the world's largest mystery book convention, Bouchercon 2015, October 8-11, in Raleigh. Chris will moderate the panel "Acorns Nurtured Here: The Talent, Past, Present & Future." Panelists include Leslie Budewitz, incoming president of the international organization Sisters in Crime, Triangle; authors Ruth Moose and Karen Pullen; and Virginia author Alan Orloff. Chris, am NCWN member and book editor, is the author of the Agatha Award winner Don't Murder Your Mystery and the Benjamin Franklin Award winner Don't Sabotage Your Submission. She has taught writing at three universities, in South Korea for UNESCO, and led more than 350 writers' workshops throughout the US and Canada.