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L.J. Sellers

L.J. Sellers


In her hometown of Eugene, OR, L.J.’s hobbies—ridealongs, thrill-seeking, and visits to the morgue—blend right in with its kooky culture. In between adventures, L.J writes the Detective Jackson series as well as provocative thrillers. Look at her up at the conference and she'll tell you a story.

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Bill Cameron

Bill Cameron

Program Guide Editor

When he’s not making his own beer or satisfying the head-scritching requirements of the Dark Poodle of the Apocalypse, Bill writes the Skin Kadash mysteries. While you’re here for Crimelandia, Bill will be happy to point you to all the places around town where he left the bodies Skin has to contend with.

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Lucinda Surber

Volunteer Coordinator
Sponsorship Coordinator
Publisher Liaison

Lucinda is one of the Awards Co-Chairs for Left Coast Crime, and half of Stop, You're Killing Me!, an Anthony award-winning web resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.

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Stan Ulrich

Treasurer and Registrar
Advertising Coordinator

Stan is the other Awards Co-Chairs for Left Coast Crime, and the other half of Stop, You're Killing Me!, an Anthony award-winning web resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.

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Johnny Shaw

Program Coordinator

Johnny Shaw was born and raised in the Desert Southwest on the Calexico/Mexicali border, the setting for his novels, DOVE SEASON and BIG MARIA. His short stories have appeared in Thuglit, Plots With Guns, and selected anthologies.

Johnny is also the creator and editor of the online fiction quarterly BLOOD & TACOS, a loving homage to the men's adventure paperbacks of the 1970′s & 1980′s.

Johnny lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, artist Roxanne Patruznick.

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Kendra Elliot

Kendra Elliot

Charity and Auction Coordinator

Kendra Elliot is the romantic suspense author of The Bone Secrets Novels series. Her motherly stress from raising three daughters is transformed into murderous plots on paper. She lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest, but dreams of living at the beach on Kauai.

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Lisa Alber

Lisa Alber

Writing Workshop Coordinator

Ever distractible, you may find Lisa staring out windows, dog walking, or drinking red wine with her friends. Ireland, books, animals, photography, and blogging round out her distractions. She is the author of KILMOON, the first in the County Clare mystery series, and a recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation writing grant.

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Don Longmuir

Bookroom Coordinator

Don, Jenn, and Brody Longmuir run Scene of the Crime Books, specializing in signed editions, from St. Catharines, Ontario. They have sold books at previous Left Coast Crime conventions as well as Bouchercon, Bloody Words, and Malice Domestic. Don organized the Book Room for Bouchercon Cleveland.

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Doc Macomber

Doc Macomber

Special Ops

Doc Macomber is the author of five mystery novels featuring Air Force Investigator Jack Vu and River Patrol Deputy Jason Colefield. Doc formerly served with an Air Force Special Tactics Unit and now lives aboard a trawler on the Columbia River fighting crime anyway he can. As a decorated Marine Captain once noted, “Doc sees much … says little … and writes it all down.”