Our new program SinC on Saturday was held for the first time on Saturday, February 23rd at the Bellevue Public Library. The topic for this roundtable discussion was writing – and reading – mystery series. The seven authors who attended brought a wide range of experience, including one who is writing her first book (which she says may or may not lead to a series) and one who is in the process of publishing her first mystery to one who has published more than 20 books in three different series over her career.
The discussion was very lively and covered issues such as the challenges of historical versus contemporary settings, the impact of decisions made in the first book on later books in the series, and meeting readers’ (and publishers’) expectations.
Take-aways: It was wonderful to get together for a good long discussion with no distractions or interruptions. The critical factors seemed to be not so much the geographic location, but the day of the week and the quiet, private setting of a library meeting room. The cupcakes weren’t bad either
Plans are to hold these SinC on Saturday sessions quarterly in 2019. Stayed tuned for details!
Next SinC on Saturday
This will be our all-day workshop, Heroes, Villains, and Victims: The Eternal Triangle on Saturday, April 27th at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle. Register now!