Because Ingram doesn't allow us access to Facebook email anymore, I'd been remiss about returning a note from fabulous local thriller author J.T. Ellison. So when I found out she was part of the Mystery Writers Convention being held today at Sherlock's Books I said to myself, "Self, get your butt out of this house and go be polite. Who knows? Best case: you make a new friend. Worst case: you can get some writing done in the coffee shop."