My Workshops

Write in the Harbor Writers' Conference Nov. 6-7, 2020

Teaching 2 workshops by virtual online -

Mix in Mystery: Genres Blended, Not Stirred on Saturday 11:00

Writing Children's Mysteries on Saturday 1:00


Pacific Northwest Writers' Association Writers' Conference Sept. 24 - 27, 2020

Teaching 3 workshops by virtual online -

DIY Podcast co-hosted with Carl Lee on Friday 9/25 from 4:00 - 5:00

Writing A Series on Saturday 9/26 from 1:00 - 2:00

Middle Grade Books on Saturday 9/26 from 11:00 - 11:20

Hugo House Feb. 24th - Mar. 30, 2020

How To Get Away With Murder (in fiction)

A 6 week course

Monday evenings from 5:00 - 7:00

Member registration soon, General registration soon - Hugo House

Hugo House Nov. 4th - Dec. 9th, 2019

The Art of Mystery

Expanded to a 6 week course

Monday evenings from 5:00 - 7:00

Member registration 8/13, General registration 8/20 - Hugo House

Write In The Harbor Nov. 2nd, 2019

A Dialogue About Dialogue - co-presented with Avis Adams

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/quilcene-by-avis-m-adams/

Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference Sept. 12 - 15, 2019

A Dialogue About Dialogue - co-presented with Avis Adams

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/quilcene-by-avis-m-adams/

Expanded to a 3 hour Master Class

Thursday 9/12 from 1:30 - 4:30

At PNWA Conference - I am a sponsor of the Middle Grade Writing Contest

Chanticleer Authors Conference April 25 - 28, 2019

https://www.chantireviews.com/chanticleer-conference/chanticleer-authors-conference-presenters-and-faculty/

Clues That Captivate Your Mystery Audience

Sculpt Unforgettable Characters

Making Social Media, Smart Media

A Dialogue About Dialogue - co-presented with Avis Adams

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/quilcene-by-avis-m-adams/

Write in the Harbor November 3, 2018

Making Social Media, Smart Media

Panel on The Different Subgenres of Fiction

http://continuingedtacoma.com/writeintheharbor/

PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writers Association) September 15, 2018

The Contemporary Cozy

https://www.pnwa.org/?

Rivers of Ink August 17, 2018

The Contemporary Cozy

Making Social Media, Smart Media

Noir Resurgence

http://riversofink.org/

Whatcom Writers and Publishers May 9, 2018

Cast Your Brand Online - Podcasting and other Social Media

http://whatcomwritersandpublishers.org

Chanticleer Authors Conference April 20 - 21, 2018

Targeting, Pitching and Selling Mysteries to the Right Agent or Target Market

Smart Social Media

https://www.chantireviews.com/chanticleer-conference/

We Love Mysteries - Monthly EPIC Group Writers starting January 16, 2018 6:00 - 7:45 pm


Writing the Contemporary Cozy Mystery

at Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA) Conference - July

The Cozy Mystery has evolved. This presentation teaches the ingredients of today's successful Cozy, and specifically what it is that the contemporary, target audience is hungry for in their reading. Includes tips from best selling Cozy authors.

Layering Your Writing

at Rivers of Ink Conference - August

How layering is done so that it gently persuades a readers’ imagination, never directs or demands. And how as it’s said in Italian - Molti Strati is “multiple layers” are woven together. We’ll review keys to layering and then attendees can incorporate that into their own style.

The Mystery Genre

at Rivers of Ink Conference - August

A look into the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller (M/S/T) genre, how to tell the difference, and how those differences shape reader expectations. You’ll learn to build a better M/S/T, and effectively pitch your story to the right market. Includes hands-on activities and resources for writers and mystery lovers.

Writing the Contemporary Cozy Mystery

at Write in the Harbor - November

The Cozy Mystery has evolved. This presentation teaches the ingredients of today's successful Cozy, and specifically what it is that the contemporary, target audience is hungry for in their reading. Includes tips from best selling Cozy authors.

Layering Your Writing

at Write in the Harbor - November

How layering is done so that it gently persuades a readers’ imagination, never directs or demands. And how as it’s said in Italian - Molti Strati is “multiple layers” are woven together. We’ll review keys to layering and then attendees can incorporate that into their own style.