Upcoming Seminars

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.



Coming Soon:

The Resurgence of Noir

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