Renee Patrick: Mixing murder and marriage with Hollywood glamour 9/13/18

Meet Renee Patrick - author of the successful Lillian Frost & Edith Head novels, Design for Dying and Dangerous to Know - at our September 13th meeting. They – and it is “they” because Renee Patrick is the pseudonym for married authors Rosemarie and Vince Keenan – will read from their work, which combines historical … Continue reading Renee Patrick: Mixing murder and marriage with Hollywood glamour 9/13/18

Meet the Editor – Thomas & Mercer: Amazon’s Mystery/Thriller/True-Crime Imprint, May 10, 2018

Thomas & Mercer’s Grace Doyle — Thursday, May 10th, 2018 We are pleased to welcome Grace Doyle, editorial director of Thomas & Mercer, the mystery, thriller, and true crime imprint from Amazon. Gracie, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has an impressive history in publishing, having started at Houghton Mifflin, where her projects included … Continue reading Meet the Editor – Thomas & Mercer: Amazon’s Mystery/Thriller/True-Crime Imprint, May 10, 2018

Historical Mystery as Cultural Lens

The Mean Streets of Medieval York: the Historical Mystery as Cultural Lens with Candace Robb Researching your historical mystery and working those evocative details into your story means more than just avoiding anachronisms - your words giving readers a view to and understanding of another world. At our April meeting, author and historian Candace Robb … Continue reading Historical Mystery as Cultural Lens

Four Writers on the Mystery Subgenres – A Panel

Join us for our March meeting, 3/8/2017 at 7:00pm in the Stadler Room at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. Our Program: Mystery Subgenres — A Panel of Writers When you say you want to write a mystery, what exactly do you mean? Our genre includes a whole spectrum of subgenres from cozy and traditional … Continue reading Four Writers on the Mystery Subgenres – A Panel

Perfect your pitch at our February 8th meeting

“What’s your book about?” For many writers, this is one of the hardest questions to answer. At our meeting on Thursday, February 8th, marketing expert Beth Jusino will help you to learn how to craft the perfect pitch that distills your work and make everyone from agents and publishers to family and friends want to … Continue reading Perfect your pitch at our February 8th meeting