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"Don't Murder Your Mystery"®
"How Not to Sabotage Your Submission"™
"Voice--What Is It? How You Develop It and Why it Matters"
"An Editor's Short Course in Author Appreciation"
"Jump Start Your Editing Career" (Mentoring also available)
"How to Become a Ghost and Live — Well"
"Your Best Business Card is a Book"
Choose a workshop from the MIX & MATCH MENU OF WORKSHOPS
or go to: www.writersinfo.info/presents.html
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Fri.-Sat. March 18-19: PAMLICO WRITERS CONFERENCE, PAMLICO, NC.
• "Not Your Granma's Grammar" workshop: Discover tricks of tense, secrets of sequence, and more, to empower your writing and avoid sabotaging your submissions.
Sat. April 16: CAROLINA WRITERS CONFERENCE, Wadesboro NC.
"What Editors Look For." Whether you aim to Self- or Trad Publish, you want your writing to be the best it can be. Learn tips, no-nos, and must-dos to smooth your way to print or byte, popularity and profit, from a career book editor and former university instructor of writing.
• "Don't Murder Your Manuscript." Steal key techniques from mysteries to enrich your writing, capture emotion, kidnap the hearts of readers, and arrest the attention of editors.
Aug: Deadly Ink Mystery Conference, New Brunswick, NJ. (to be announced)
Sun. Apr. 19, 2-4 pm, High Point Library: YOUR WRITER'S VOICE,
Thu.-Sun. Oct. 8-11 - Raleigh, NC: Bouchercon: World's Largest Mystery Readers Convention. Chris moderates the panel: Acorns Nurtured Here: The Talent, Past, Present, & Future. http://Bouchercon2015.org
Sat. Nov. 1-Sun. Nov. 2, Fayetteville, NC: Writer's Workshop at Your Library 2014. Fayetteville Library, 300 Maiden Lane. "The Writer's Voice," and other techniques of effective writers.
Sat. Feb. 8, Greensboro, NC: Writers Group of the Triad, Greensboro Central Library, 3 pm: Chris is one of 3 invited speakers.
Aug. 1-3, Deadly Ink Mystery Conference, New Brunswick, NJ: Hyatt Regency, 2 George St. The best small mystery conference with top-notch authors from the Tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT, and elsewhere). For more information: http://deadlyink.com
Aug. 7-10, Cape Cod Writers Conference, Hyannis, MA: Hyannis Resort & Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave. Chris will present at least two workshops: "Inside Publishing & the No. 1 Reason for Rejection," and "Four Levels of Showing / Telling To Engage Readers' Emotions." Will also meet individually with attendees. For updates please check this website and www.capecodwriterscenter.org
Oct. 19, Triad NC Sisters in Crime Program, High Point Library: "Watch What You Put in the Mouths of Your Characters: A 2-Hour Workshop on the Craft of Writing Dialogue." www.murderwewrite.org
Sat. Feb. 9, Burlington Writers: Graham, NC, 10 am; burlingtonwritersclub.org
Sun. Feb. 10, Triad Sisters in Crime: High Point, NC, "What Do Editors Want? Secrets to Getting Your Submission Read," High Point Library, 2-4 pm, 1st floor
Sat. Feb. 23, Book 'Em NC: Lumberton, NC, all day workshops, authors' displays, autographing. Proceeds donated to literacy: "Buy a Book, Stop a Crook!" http://bookemnc.org
Thu. Mar. 7, Greenville, SC: Workshop on how to get right 1 special craft most writers get wrong; UpState South Carolina Chapter of Sisters in Crime. http://sincupstatesc.blogspot.com
Fri. May 3 - Sun. May 5, Bethesda, MD: MALICE DOMESTIC 25, Hyatt Hotel. Chris is panel moderator for authors Carolyn Hart, Gregg Herren, Kathleen Ernst, and Ellen Byerrum.
Sun. Aug. 11, Triad-Piedmont Sisters in Crime 10th Anniversary Celebration & 3rd Annual Networking Event for Writers: Limited to the first 50 to preregister: email email@example.com
Tue. Sep. 17, Poughkeepsie, NY: Writer's Workshop by Chris Roerden: An Editor's Secrets for Getting Published, 6:30-8:30 pm, Adriance Library, ground fl. meeting room, 93 Market St. Tel: 845-485-3445. http://poklib.org
Wed.-Sat. Sep. 19-22, Albany, NY: Bouchercon, Empire State Plaza. On Saturday, 1:50-2:15pm, Chris moderates the panel of authors covering: "Tomorrow is Today: Keeping Deadlines at Bay." Several booksellers will be offering for sale her Agatha-award-winning DON'T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY.
Sat. Sep. 28 - Sisters in Crime Central New Jersey: Jamesburg Center, 139 Stevens Ave., Jamesburg, NJ 08831. As speaker for the chapter's annual meeting, Chris presents "An Editor's Tips to Help Get You Published," 11:30am-1:30pm. Guests and new members are welcome at any time. Contact Sue Ortiz, firstname.lastname@example.org or see website: sistersincrimenj.org
Sat. Feb. 3-4, Wilmington, NC: CAPE FEAR CRIME FESTIVAL. Chris presents "Mastering Emotion: Play with Showing v. Telling" for writers at the all-day event filled with workshops, panels, networking, autographing of books, and much more. See list of 20+ authors and panels planned for your publishing success: http://capefearcrimefestival2.com/
Sun. Feb. 12, 2–4pm: High Point, NC: “Getting Published: Let Us Count the Ways,” with authors Chris Roerden, Joyce & Jim Lavene, Lynette Hall Hampton, and Nancy Gotter Gates. High Point Public Library. Free. http://murderwewrite.com
Sat. Feb. 25, 9:30-4pm: Lumberton, NC: Book'Em North Carolina. Chris was one of 5 panelists on the 10am panel on What Publishers Are Looking For. The entire day's events were open to the public. Location: Robeson Community College at Interstates 95 & 74. For details: http://bookemnc.org/
Sat. Apr 19-21, Las Vegas, NV: LAS VEGAS WRITERS CONFERENCE.
Chris presents 4 craft workshops :
Thu. 4/19 3:00-3:50 pm: Secrets of Submission
Thu. 4/19 4:00-5:00 pm: Writer's Voice
Fri. 4/20 3:00-3:50 pm: Understanding Showing vs. Telling
Sat. 4/21 3:00-3:50 pm: Strengthening Dialogue
Wed. Jun. 6, 7:00 - 9:00pm Nyack (NY) Library: An Editor Explains How to Become Professionally Published. Bring your questions and get the answers no one else will tell you!
Fri. Jun. 8 - Sat. Jun. 9, New York City, LaGuardia/High School of Music & Art Reunion, Art Show, & Concert. (No, you may not ask what year reunion this is. Whatever number you guess, I'll merely smile.)
Sat. Jun. 16, 11:00am - 2:00pm Suffolk County: Long Island Sisters in Crime
Sachem Public Library, open to the public for a small contribution to SinC. 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, NY (Suffolk County) Directions: 631-588-5024. SinC contact: Marilyn Levinson, email@example.com (10am - 11am is a chapter meeting.)
Mon. Jul. 16, 6:00 - 8:00pm Springfield, MA, Central Library. Secrets of How Editors Really Look at Your Manuscript—and How You Can Beat the Odds. 220 State St. (263-6828)
Thu. Jul. 19 to Sun. Jul. 22: Workshop leader and authors' panel at a private event. Boston.
Sun. Aug. 12, 11:00am– 2:00pm: Greensboro, NC: “2ND ANNUAL WRITERS' CRIME IN THE CAROLINAS NETWORKING LUNCH,” where writers share info, get answers for work-in-progress, show/tell’n’sell your books, meet other writers informally, and more. In 2011, 60 Carolina writers had a blast and asked for more! Cost: your own lunch. Seating is limited to first 60 reservations. For this event only, write firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, city, & state, and directions will be sent to you with a confirmation.
Fri. Sep. 21-Sat. Sep. 22, Nashville, TN: THE WRITERS LOFT ORIENTATION for a limited number of students earning a certificate in Creative Writing from Middle Tennessee State University. http://www.mtsu.edu/theloft/
Sun. Oct. 14, 2–4pm: High Point, NC: “Publishing’s Pitfalls,” for new as well as experienced writers in all genres. Chris Roerden and other published members of Murder We Write (Triad Chapter of Sisters in Crime). High Point Library. Free. http://murderwewrite.com
Fri.-Sun. Oct. 18-23, Lake Mary, FL: FLORIDA WRITERS ASS'N CONFERENCE. http://www.floridawriters.net/ Chris will be doing 2 workshops on voice: "4 Levels of Showing & Telling," 2-3pm Sat. Oct. 20; and "10 Makeovers to Power Up Your Dialogue," 9-10am Sun. Oct 21.
Wed. Oct. 24, Gainesville, FL: "An Editor's Insider Info to Boost Your Book's Publication," a 2.5-hour brown bag workshop at Tower Rd. Branch Library, 6:00-8:30 pm.
Sun. Oct 28, Greensboro, NC: Keynote address on "The Writer's Voice" at the annual meeting of the Writer's Group of the Triad, The Creative Center, 900 Sixteenth St., Greensboro. 2:00-4:00 pm. The public is welcome.
Sat. Feb. 5, Wilmington, NC: CAPE FEAR CRIME FESTIVAL 2. Chris's morning workshop is "Body Language & Dialogue Makeover." Does your manuscript contain lines that resemble this one: "Yes," she said, nodding her head in agreement." Most rejected submissions do. Get help here! http://capefearcrimefestival2.com
Thu.-Sat., March 24-26, Oak Ridge, TN: TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN WRITERS 23rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Begins with Thu. night reception. Chris is the Editing Workshop Leader, with a 75-minute interactive workshop Fri. and a different one Sat., plus leader of the Sat. afternoon plenary session, also 75 minutes. Doubletree Hotel, 865-481-2468. Register early for one of Chris's one-on-one MS critique sessions. http://www.tmwi.org
Fri. Apr 29—Sun. May 1, Bethesda, MD: MALICE DOMESTIC 23.
Hyatt Regency Hotel. http://www.malicedomestic.org/
Jul. 15-17, Huntsville, AL: THE ALABAMA WRITERS' CONCLAVE. Chris presents three 1-hour workshops on "The Writer's Voice" and holds one-on-one critiquing sessions for a limited number of writers. Program begins with a Friday night reception. Marriott Hotel. http://www.alabamawritersconclave.org/
Aug. 19, Pittsboro, NC: McIntyre's Books. Chris joins Patricia Winton, Heidi Saunders, Karen Pullen, and Sarah Glenn to read from FISH TALES, the first anthology published by the Guppies Chapter of Sisters in Crime. 2 pm. www.fearrington.com/village/mcintyres.asp
Sat. Aug. 20, Charlotte, NC. 50 writers from NC and SC meet informally for lunch and networking 11 am to 2 pm. Open to all writers, pay for own lunch only. Reservations: email@example.com
Sep. 23-25, Charlotte, NC: FILLING THE BLANK PAGE. 19th annual Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Carolinas fall conference. Chris presents a 90-minute session on Revision not Rewriting, designed to strengthen the technical skills of writers and illustrators and provide writers with information about finding an audience for their work. Marriott Executive Park Hotel. Contact: Teresa Fannin, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: scbwi.org/Regional-Chapters.aspx?R=12&sec=Events&g=1334
Sat. Oct. 15, Manteo NC / Roanoke Island: SKILL BUILD FOR ALL WRITERS. All-day program 9:00-4:30 (doors open at 8:30am) featuring:
* "Fiction-Writing Techniques To Help Your MS Get Published" by Chris Roerden;
* "Writing for Children: Harder Than You Think" by Suzanne Tate;
* "Before the Book: Writing for Periodicals" by Kip Tabb
* "Genre-Crossing: Writing Mysteries and Romances" by Maggie Toussaint
+ a panel of all authors including Joseph Terrell, moderator.
$20 (includes lunch); $15 for students and members of the Dare County Arts Council. Location: College of the Albemarle (COA), email@example.com
Fri. Mar 26—Sat. Mar 27, Atlanta, GA, SPRING BOOK SHOW: Cobb Galleria. http://anvilpub.net/spring_seminars.htm On Saturday Chris presented 3 workshops:
*10:00 am: "Secrets of Surviving the Manuscript Submission Process" and the value of voice, from an editor whose clients are published by St. Martin's, Berkley Prime Crime, Rodale, Viking, Walker & Co., and many others.
*11:00 am: "How to Make a Good Living as a Ghost-writer," including how to find your market and charge what you're worth.
*1:00 pm: "Become the Master of Dialogue, Description, and Show v. Tell." Learn the techniques that lift your writing out of the slushpile.
Sat. April 17, WADESBORO, NC: CAROLINA WRITERS CONFERENCE. “Rejection-proof Your Submission.” Featured speaker, plus panelist on "How to Get Published" panel. http://ansoncountywritersclub.org/carolinaswritersconference.html
Sat. April 24, GREENSBORO, NC: NORTH CAROLINA WRITER'S NETWORK @ UNCG http://www.ncwriters.org/
Sat. May 1, HIGH POINT, NC: ALL-DAY SKILL BUILD with JEFFREY DEAVER, LEE LOFLAND, and Chris. $28 for an entire day including box lunch IF your registration arrives not later than April 24. For details and registration form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "May 1 information." Co-sponsored by the High Point Public Library and Sisters in Crime Murder We Write Triad Chapter.
*****FABULOUS! SOLD OUT! SEE PIX & READ THE RECAPS HERE: http://www.suzanneadair.typepad.com/ (4 reports) http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/?p=6751
Sat. May 22, DC AREA: CHESAPEAKE SISTERS IN CRIME, 4-hour workshop: 1 to 5 pm, Reston Library, RESTON, VA http://www.chessiechapter.org/
***BOOKED TO CAPACITY.
Tue. May 25, NEW YORK CITY: Interactive workshop on voice for advanced writers. Open to all. Sponsored by the Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime (NY, NJ, CT). www.nysinc.org
Wed. May 26, NEW YORK CITY: Book Expo America (visitor), Javits Center.
Jul 13-19, OHIO: 3 workshops: Tue. July 13, 6-8 pm CANTON Library, 715 Market Av. N. 330-452-0665, FREE; Wed. July 14, 7-8:45 pm WORTHINGTON Library, 820 High St. 614-807-2626, FREE; plus a private group in CLEVELAND.
Sat. Aug 7, WAYNESVILLE, NC: Bookmania, 10 am-4 pm, open to the public, sponsored by Osondu Books, 828-456-8062, email@example.com
Sun. Aug 8, ASHEVILLE, NC: 5:00-6:30 pm, MALAPROPS BOOKSTORE / CAFÉ. Free program for writers: “How to Survive the Manuscript Submission Process—or What Every Writer Needs to Know About Book Publishing and Developing Your Writer’s Voice.” 55 Haywood St., 828-254-6734 http://www.malaprops.com
Sat. Aug 28, NEW YORK CITY: Private appearance.
Sat. Sep 18, SEATTLE, WA: Bellevue Public Library, 3-hr advanced workshop for writers, FREE, 1 pm - 4 pm, 1111 10th Ave NE, 425-450-1765, cosponsored by King County Library System & Sisters in Crime, Puget Sound Chapter. http://kcls.org/bellevue
Sat. Sep 25, CALGARY, CAN: ALBERTA ROMANCE WRITERS Ass'n, all-day workshop:
Want to get published? Wonder why one MS is accepted and another rejected?
"LEARN WHAT EDITORS WANT!" Get honest answers to all your questions plus insider advice you didn't know you needed. A full day devoted to helping you get published! Details: http://albertaromancewriters.com
Nov 21, 10:00am-noon in Winston Salem, NC, and
Nov 21, 2:00pm-4:00 in Greensboro, NC:
Chris introduces mystery author and psychotherapist Elizabeth Zelvin, presenting: “'The End' Is Just the Beginning: Editing, Critique, & Craft.” Zelvin is the Agatha-nominated author of Death Will Get You Sober and the just-released Death Will Help You Leave Him, as well as many published poems, short stories, and professional articles. Co-sponsored by Winston-Salem Writers, www.wswriters.org, and Writers’ Group of the Triad, www.triadwriters.org
Nov 19, 1:00-2:00 pm, Greensboro/Jamestown, NC, Author Day at Pilot School: Chris, Pat Meller, and Elizabeth Zelvin answer questions about careers in writing from 5th graders.
Nov 14, 9am-4pm, Charlotte, NC: CHARLOTTE WRITERS CLUB presents Chris' all-day interactive workshop on Voice and Its Role in Your Getting Your Manuscript READ. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 10, Greensboro, NC, 7:00-8:30pm, PUBLIC FORUM: Chris introduces mystery author, addictions counselor, and psychotherapist Elizabeth Zelvin speaking at a public forum on "Alcoholism and Co-dependency Can Be Murder: How a therapist's whodunits help people understand, live with, and even recover from addiction to booze and bad relationships." Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greensboro, 5603 Hilltop Rd., Jamestown, NC 27282, and includes a lively Q&A followed by refreshments. Details: 336-856-0330.
Oct 24, 10:00am-noon, Winston-Salem, NC: SLUSHFEST FOR FICTION WRITERS, sponsored by Winston-Salem Writers. Location: Methodist Church on 5th St., next to main library. Want immediate, frank, and helpful feedback? Chris Roerden, editor, comments on your first page, as if you submitted your manuscript to a literary agency or publishing house. You supply an unidentified first page as a transparency for the group to read, and your privacy is protected. Complete guidelines will be posted for the Slushfest on wswriters.org (or email email@example.com).
Oct 15-18, Indianapolis, IN: BOUCHERCON 2009 http://bouchercon2009.com/ "Guidance from Writing Guides," panel with Nancy Pickard, James Scott Bell, Hallie Ephron, Kathy Lynn Emerson, and Chris Roerden, moderator
Oct 14, Indianapolis, IN: SISTERS IN CRIME SinC Into Great Writing. Daylong workshops for writers starting at 1:30 pm: NY Agent Donald Maass (4-hour intensive); Nancy Pickard (dinner speaker); Hallie Ephron and Chris Roerden, two-hour workshops (each) from 7 to 9 pm. Attendance limited to 200. www.sistersincrime.org/
Oct 13, Huntington, WV: FREE: What Every Writer Needs to Know About Book Publishing, Cabell County Library, 6:30-8:00 pm,Writers learn insider information from a veteran book editor about the way manuscripts are selected for publication, getting an agent, finding a royalty publisher versus self-publishing, defining your genre and your market, and learning the resources that really help writers get published.
Oct 3, Raleigh, NC: Free All-Day Writer's SKILL BUILD, featuring Alexandra Sokoloff on Learning to Use Film-Writing Skills to Make Your Novel Sell!! Dusty Rhoades on Setting & Mood to Transport Your Reader. Chris Roerden on What Sells Your Novel: Voice! Seating limited to 80. Reserve your place: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jul 29, Margie Lawson INTERVIEW of Chris about the craft of writing. Archived at: http://fivescribes.blogspot.com/search/label/How-to%20Author
Jul 23, Call-in GUEST EXPERT on Deb DiSandro's SLIGHTLY OFF Writers Group. Details: Deb@slightlyoff.com
May 29-31: Book Expo America, Javits Center, New York, NY: ForeWord Magazine Bronze Medal awarded to 2009 WRITING BOOK OF THE YEAR DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION
May 28, 5:45-9:30 pm: New York, NY: Benjamin Franklin 21st Annual Awards Banquet. DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION received the 2009 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD for LITERARY CRITICISM, a national juried award.
May 27, Independent Book Publisher's Assn., New York, NY, 8:30-10 am: Panelist for "The Ideal Manuscript for the Ideal Book." Annual PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY, Roosevelt Hotel.
May 16, ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS, Denver, CO - all-day Saturday workshop on Making Your Manuscript Sail Through Submissions and Get Published! 55+ people registered!
Apr 16-18, LAS VEGAS WRITERS CONFERENCE, NV: Workshop on Secrets of Submission Success; Workshop on Power Dialogue; www.LasVegasWritersConference.com
Apr 2-4, Tennessee Mountain Writers, Oak Ridge, TN: Master workshop on secrets of submitting & the development of voice
Mar 27-28, Blue Ridge Writers Conference, Blue Ridge & Blairsville, GA: workshop on secrets of submitting and panelist on book marketing
Feb 14, 2009, 10 am-noon: Sisters In Crime Atlanta, with Carrollton Writers and Georgia Writers Association, "Don't Sabotage Your SubmissionSM"
Jan 31, Guest Blogger: Poe's Deadly Daughters: www.poesdeadlydaughters.blogspot.com/
Oct 10......Baltimore, MD: Bouchercon 2008, Panel on Southern Voices, with Vicki Lane, Mary Saums, Cathy Pickens, JD Rhoades; moderated by Chris Roerden
Oct 18......Greensboro, NC: Skill Building for Writers, Greensboro Central Library: Edgar®winner John Hart, Agatha-winner Chris Roerden, and Eppie winner Karen McCullough
Sep 29......Calhoun, GA, 3.5 hour evening workshop,
Calhoun Gordon Arts Center
Sep 27-28...Columbus, GA: Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference; Chris presented 5
hours of instruction. http://chattwriters.org
Sep 10......Cary NC Library Aspiring Writers Series, free workshop: "Don't Murder Your Mystery or Sabotage Your Submission--of Any Manuscript."® Learn to create suspense, develop your voice, and discover the key to getting published.
Aug 15–17...Killer Nashville, TN: Writer's Voice workshop, Editors panel, Dialogue panel, Publishing Discussion Group, critiques
Aug 9 ........Orange County Romance Writers, Brea CA Community Center
Aug 6 ........Live Interview by Megan Willingham, AdviceRadio.com, Whittier CA
Aug 5 ........San Bernardino CA, Library
Aug 4 ........Burbank CA Library, Buena Vista Branch
Aug 3 ........Sisters in Crime Los Angeles: So. Pasadena Library
Harriette Austin Writers Conference, U-GA, Athens GA
Carolina Romance Writers, Charlotte, NC
Jun 19-22 ... Deadly Ink Writers Conference, Parsippany NJ: Master Class on the Writer's Voice + Dialogue panel + Point of View panel
Jun 11....... Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia PA
Jun 9 ........ Vineland Public Library, Vineland NJ
Jun 5 ........ Otis Public Library, Norwich CT
Jun 5 ........ WILI-AM Morning Drive-Time Interview with Wayne Norman, Willimantic CT
Jun 3 ........ Woonsocket Public Library, Woonsocket, RI
Jun 2 ........ Newton Public Library, Newton MA
May 31 ...... Romance Writers of America Ignite Your Muse Conference, North Haven, CT
May 30 ...... Borders Books, Fairfield CT
May 29 ...... Hartford Public Library, Hartford CT
May 28 ...... Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport CT
Apr 24 ...... Indian Springs Writers Conference, GA
Oct 12-14.....SOUTHERN BOOK FESTIVAL, Nashville TN
Sep 27-29.....GREAT MANHATTAN MYSTERY CONCLAVE, KS, Don't Murder Your Mystery Workshop®
Sep 12.........Cary Library, Cary NC, Aspiring Writers' Series, "Don't Murder Your Mystery Workshop, Don't Sabotage Your Submission"®
Sep 5..........GET PUBLISHED, Winston-Salem Writers, Central Library, Winston NC
Aug 16-19.....KILLER NASHVILLE, Mystery Writers of America SE , Nashville TN
Jul 20-22......HARRIETTE AUSTIN WRITERS CONFERENCE, U of Georgia
Jun 28-Jul 1...DEADLY INK CONFERENCE, Deadly Ink Press, Parsippany NJ
Jun 14-17......HARDBOILED HEROES/COZY CATS, Dallas TX, Don't Murder Your Mystery Workshop®
May 29-Jun 3..PUBLISHERS MARKETING ASSN/BEA, New York City
May 3-6........MALICE DOMESTIC, Arlington VA, where DON'T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY won the Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Book! Invited to appear on panel with Margaret Maron, Dorothy Cannell, and Sue Henry.
Apr 28.........SISTERS IN CRIME, Virginia Beach, VA, Don't Murder Your Mystery Workshop®
Apr 22.........BOYNTON BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY, FL
Apr 19-22.....SLEUTHFEST, Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter, Miami Beach
Apr 18.........MORNINGSIDE LIBRARY, Port St. Lucie, FL
Apr 16.........PEN WRITERS, Savannah GA
Apr 12.........HIGH COUNTRY WRITERS, Wautaga Public Library, Boone NC
Apr 10.........SISTERS IN CRIME, Davis-Kidd Books, Nashville TN
Apr 9...........MOUNTAIN WRITERS ALIVE, Osondu Books, Waynesville NC
Mar 10.........SISTERS IN CRIME, Atlanta Chapter, Public Library, Smyrna GA
Feb 24.........SISTERS IN CRIME, Tarheel Gumshoes Chapter, Charlotte NC
Feb 22.........SISTERS IN CRIME, Upstate SC Chapter, Greenville SC
Feb 3..........SKILL BUILD, Mystery Writers of America SE, Salem College, NC
Nov 14.........SOUTH PORTLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, "How Collections from Cape Elizabeth Came to be Written," South Portland ME
Nov 10-13.....NEW ENGLAND CRIMEBAKE, panelist with Bill Tapply and Hallie Ephron on editing, Mystery Writers of America NE, Lowell MA
Nov 4..........SISTERS IN CRIME, Rockville MD, "Don't Murder Your Mystery" Workshop®
Oct 26-29.....CAPE FEAR CRIME FESTIVAL, Public Library, Wilmington NC, Speaker
Oct 20-22.....SOUTH CAROLINA WRITER'S WORKSHOP, Myrtle Beach SC, "Don't Murder Your Mystery" Workshop®
Sep 28-Oct 1..BOUCHERCON, Madison WI, moderator for author's panel on VOICE
Sep 26-27.....UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Milwaukee WI
Sep 25.........MYSTERY NIGHT, Chris & Deb Baker, Milwaukee Counseling Center
Sep 23-24.....WISCONSIN REGIONAL WRITERS CONFERENCE, Janesville WI, presenter
Sep 22.........SISTERS IN CRIME, Chicagoland Chapter, Glenview IL
Sep 15-16.....KILLER NASHVILLE, Mystery Writers of America SE, Franklin TN, "Don't Murder Your Mystery" Workshop®
Aug 5..........SKILL BUILD, Mystery Writers of America SE, Madison TN, "Don't Murder Your Mystery" Workshop®
Jul 6...........SISTERS IN CRIME, Triad Chapter, NC
Jun 24-25.....AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSN CONVENTION, New Orleans LA
Jun 22.........SISTERS IN CRIME, Cross Haven Books, Birmingham AL, "Don't Murder Your Mystery" Workshop®
Jun 10.........OF DARK & STORMY NIGHTS, Mystery Writers of America MW, Schaumburg IL, "Don't Murder Your Mystery" Workshop®
May 4..........DON'T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY BOOK LAUNCH, Barnes & Noble, Greensboro NC
Apr 21-23.....MALICE DOMESTIC, Arlington VA (Don't Murder Your Mystery sold out)
Apr 6..........CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS, Danville Community College, VA
Mar 2..........SISTERS IN CRIME TRIAD FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS, High Point NC
Jan 5-8........NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL UNIVERSITY, Tucson AZ: 3-day team-teaching on getting books published and marketed
Aug 16.......SKILL BUILD, Mystery Writers of America SE, Columbia SC:
"Don't Murder Your Mystery"®
Jul 26........SKILL BUILD, Mystery Writers of America SE, Nashville TN:
"Don't Murder Your Mystery"®
Sep 14........SKILL BUILD, Mystery Writers of America SE, Kernersville NC
Jul 19-20.....HARRIETTE AUSTIN WRITERS CONFERENCE, University of Georgia, Athens
Jun 17........KATE'S MYSTERY BOOKS, Cambridge MA, Don't Murder Your Mystery®
May 8.........BARNES & NOBLE PANEL, Stopping Domestic Abuse, Greensboro NC
Apr 27........SKILL BUILD, Mystery Writers of America SE, Rock Hill SC, Don't Murder Your
Feb 9.........SISTERS IN CRIME Tarheel Gumshoes Chapter, Charlotte NC
Oct 30....... BARNES & NOBLE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS, Greensboro NC
Jul 20-21.....HARRIETTE AUSTIN WRITERS CONFERENCE, U-Georgia
Jun 3-9.......MEDIA & 5-BOOKSTORE TOUR, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine WI
Jun 3.........125th ANNIVERSARY MADISON LIBRARY, WI
Jun 6.........WRITERS INK, Cudahy WI
May 29-31....PUBLISHERS MARKETING ASSN/BEA, Chicago IL
Jul 14-15.....SOUTHERN MYSTERY GATHERING @ HAWC, U-Georgia, Athens
Jun 1..........PUBLISHERS MARKETING ASSN/BEA, Chicago IL
Aug 6-8......SOUTHERN MYSTERY GATHERING, SEMWA, Furman U, Greenville SC
Oct...........UNIV OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE intro course in publishing, 8th year
Sep 17.......MILWAUKEE WOMEN'S RESOURCE NETWORK, "Managing Procrastination"
Aug 29.......SEMWA SOUTHERN REGIONAL MYSTERY GATHERING, "Small Press," Kanuga NC
May 29.......PUBLISHERS MARKETING ASSN/BEA
Apr 25.......BOOKFEST, MIDAMERICA PUBLISHERS, Kalmbach Pub, Waukesha WI
Apr 4 ........WORDSPRING WRITERS CONF KEYNOTER, Cardinal Stritch Univ., Milwaukee
Mar...........UNIV OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE intro course in publishing
Feb 21.......BLACK HISTORY MONTH BOOK FAIR & CONF, Chicago IL
Sep...........UNIV OF WISCONSIN, 7th year
Sep 26.......MIDAMERICA PUBLISHERS CONF, Indianapolis IN
Jun 16...... UNIV OF WISCONSIN Summer of the Writer, Milwaukee WI
May 13...... REDBIRD STUDIOS, Milwaukee WI
Apr 25-26...BOOKFEST, MIDAMERICA PUBLISHERS ASSN, Milwaukee
Apr 21.......AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR QUALITY, Milwaukee WI
Apr 19...... UNIV OF WISCONSIN A Day for the Writer, Waukesha WI
...............AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INDEXERS, Milwaukee WI
...............RACONTEURS, Milwaukee WI, "Inside Publishing"
Spring........UNIV OF WISCONSIN, Milwaukee
Mar 15.......WORDSPRING CONF, Cardinal Stritch U, Milwaukee WI
Feb 18...... AMER. SOC. FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION Career Conf, Milwaukee WI
Oct 2,9,16..UNIV OF WISCONSIN, Outreach series on publishing, Milwaukee
Oct 7.........ALVERNO COLLEGE, "Writing for Publication"
Sep 30...... ALVERNO COLLEGE, "Inside Publishing"
Sep 20.......MIDAMERICA PUBLISHERS ASSN CONF, Chairperson, Toledo OH
Aug 2-4.....SMALL PRESS CONFERENCE, Ann Arbor MI
May .........PUBLISHERS MARKETING ASSN/BEA, Chicago IL
May 8....... WOODLAND PATTERN LIT CENTER, Milwaukee WI, "Inside Publishing"
Apr 27...... UW-M SINGLEFEST CONF, Milwaukee WI 6th year writing-publishing series
Mar 4....... UNIV OF WISCONSIN, Outreach course, Milwaukee
Nov 1, 8.....ALVERNO COLLEGE TELESIS INSTITUTE, "Writing for Publication"
Oct 4,11,18.UNIV OF WISCONSIN, Milwaukee
Oct 1, 8.....ALVERNO COLLEGE TELESIS INSTITUTE, "Inside Publishing"
Sep 27.......UNIV OF WISCONSIN, Milwaukee
Sep 16...... MIDAMERICA PUBLISHERS CONF, Grand Rapids MI
Aug 6....... MIDAMERICA PUBLISHERS ASSN, Eau Claire WI
Jul 17.......UNIV OF WISCONSIN Summer of the Writer, Milwaukee
Jun 3, 4.....INDIANA UNIV NWM FESTIVAL, Bloomington IN
.................AMER SOC FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, Wisconsin
May 5....... WORLD OF WOMEN TRADE SHOW, Milwaukee WI
Apr 19...... WORDS: Wisconsin Organization of Documentation Specialists, Milwaukee
Apr 8........UW-M SINGLEFEST CONF, writing-publishing series, Milwaukee
Mar 16,23...UNIV OF WISCONSIN, Milwaukee
Feb 4........REDBIRD STUDIOS, Bayside WI
Jan 28...... REDBIRD STUDIOS, Bayside WI
Jan 10...... AMER SOC FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, Chicago Chapter 40th Anniversary
Nov 10.....UNIV OF WISCONSIN Stevens Point, "Getting Published"
Oct 17......WRITERS INK, Cudahy WI, "Getting Your Book Published"
Sep 29.....ALVERNO COLLEGE, "Writing for Publication"
..............WORLD OF WOMEN TRADE SHOW, Milwaukee WI
..............SOC FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION INTERNATIONAL CONF, Minneapolis MN
..............AMER SOC FOR TECH COMMUNICATION Regional Conf, Quad Cities IA
Jun..........INDIANA UNIV NWM FESTIVAL WRITERS, Bloomington IN
..............WISCONSIN SOC FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION State
............. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, 5 classes
UW-M SINGLEFEST CONF writing-publishing series, Milwaukee
..............UNIV OF WISCONSIN
Summer of the Writer, Milwaukee
..............WOMEN IN COMMUNICATIONS Careers Workshop, Milwaukee WI
..............AMER SOC FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, Wisconsin State Conference
..............WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS OF WISCONSIN, Madison
..............INDIANA UNIV NWM FESTIVAL WRITERS, Bloomington IN
..............UNIV OF WISCONSIN Outreach series for writers, Milwaukee
Nov.........WISCONSIN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS, Brookfield
Jun.........INDIANA UNIV NWM FESTIVAL WRITERS, Bloomington IN
May 21....MILWAUKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKFELLOWS
May 14....AMER SOC FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, Wis State Conf
................AMER SOC FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, Milwaukee "Open Gate"
Mar 11...UNIV OF WISCONSIN Outreach 3 session, Milwaukee
Spring.....UW-M SINGLEFEST CONF, writing-publishing series, Milwaukee
.............UNIV OF WISCONSIN, Milwaukee (initiated publishing series)
.............WORDS: Wisconsin Organization of Documentation Specialists
.............AMER SOC FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, Madison WI
............ INDIANA UNIV NWM FESTIVAL WRITERS, Bloomington
.............WOMEN IN COMMUNICATIONS, Milwaukee WI
.............MILWAUKEE TEACHERS EDUCATION ASSN
.............INDIANA UNIV NWM FESTIVAL WRITERS, Bloomington
.............AMER SOC FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION State Workshop, Ft. Atkinson WI
.............UW-M SINGLEFEST, Milwaukee, "Teaching Abroad: OPEN GATE"
............ WOMEN IN COMMUNICATIONS, Milwaukee Zoo: "Teaching Abroad': OPEN GATE"
Jun.........INDIANA UNIV NWM FESTIVAL WRITERS, Bloomington
Jul-Aug...UNESCO Republic of Korea Summer English program, teacher and leader of the 8 "foreign teachers"
Spring......UW-M SINGLEFEST CONF writing-publishing series, Milwaukee
Spring....UW-M SINGLEFEST CONF writing-publishing series, Milwaukee
Jun.........INDIANA UNIV NWM FESTIVAL WRITERS, Bloomington
Spring......UW-M SINGLEFEST CONF writing-publishing series, Milwaukee
..............WOMAN TO WOMAN TRADE SHOW, Milwaukee WI, "A Book is Your Business Card"
..............WOODLANDS PRIVATE SCHOOL, board trainer, Milwaukee WI
Jun.........NOW STATE CONF, LaCrosse WI
..............Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on the Family delegate, Madison
..............Regional White House Conference on Families delegate, Minneapolis
..............UNIV OF WISCONSIN-Parkside Political Science Forum w/US Rep. Les Aspin
..............ROTARY INT'L WORLD AFFAIRS DAY, Whitewater WI
..............UPPER GREAT LAKES CONF ON THE SMALL CITY, Stevens Point WI
..............NOW NATIONAL CONF,
Los Angeles CA "Make the Most of Your Meetings"
..............WHITE HOUSE CONF ON AGING, Milwaukee Region, discussion moderator
..............WIS NOW, Trainer: "Fundraising & Development"
..............WIS NOW, Trainer: "Public Speaking/Debating"
Jul 8-10.....WIS NOW STATE CONFERENCE, Appleton
Sep..........National NOW ERA FIELD ORGANIZING, Trainer, Charleston SC
..............MILWAUKEE YOUNG LAWYERS TV debate w/State Sen. Monroe Swan
..............Public debate against WI Eagle Forum, Brookfield WI City Hall
..............AMERICAN MEDICAL WOMEN'S ASSN,
..............AMERICAN ASSN OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN Speaker, Brookfield WI
BUSINESS & PROF'L WOMEN State Conf, Speaker, Wisconsin Rapids
..............MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY WOMEN IN LAW Speaker, Milwaukee
..............MILWAUKEE OLDER WOMEN'S LEAGUE, Speaker
..............WAUKESHA WI OLDER WOMEN'S LEAGUE, Speaker
..............MOUNT MARY COLLEGE, Milwaukee WI, Panelist
..............NAT'L COMMISSION ON SOCIAL SECURITY, Testifier, Milwaukee Hearings
..............PROFESSIONAL DIMENSIONS ORGANIZATION, Milwaukee WI
..............MENSA MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE, Session Moderator
..............MILWAUKEE SENTINEL SYMPOSIUM FOR EDITORS, Panelist
..............SYRACUSE NY PUBLIC SCHOOLS In-Service Teacher Trainer, "Understanding the Effect on Girls of Sexism in Curriculum Materials"
..............CAPE ELIZABETH HIGH SCHOOL, Keynote Speaker on writing the official history of the Town, Collections from Cape Elizabeth, Maine
1969-71...U-Maine-Portland, instructor of writing
1972-74...Empire State College of SUNY, writing mentor to independent study students, Syracuse NY
1975-77...Waukesha County (WI) Technical College, writing instructor
1991-1998, 2006...U-Wisconsin-Milwaukee, part-time instructor of classes: "Writing for Publication"; "Become a Ghostwriter"; and "Introduction to Book Publishing"