Upcoming Seminars

PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writers Association) September, 2018  
The Contemporary Cozy


Write in the Harbor November 3, 2018  
Making  Social Media, Smart Media
Panel on The Different Subgenres of Mystery


Whatcom Writers and Publishers May 9, 2018  
Cast Your Brand Online - Podcasting and other Social Media

Chanticleer Authors Conference April 20 - 21, 2018
Targeting, Pitching and Selling Mysteries to the Right Agent or Target Market
Smart Social Media

We Love Mysteries - Monthly EPIC Group Writers starting January 16, 2018  6:00 - 7:45 pm
So excited that I'll be facilitating this group with http://www.epicgroupwriters.com 

A friend will help you move; a fellow mystery writer will help you move a body - on the page, of course.

Join fellow Mystery Writers:
Investigate genre-specific writing craft topics
Use writing prompts with your work in progress
Learn through critique

Whether you write Cozy, Detective, Thriller, Espionage, True Crime, or other mystery - we'll be sharing clues to successful manuscript solutions across the broad Mystery spectrum

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