Spring Workshops at The Writer’s Center

April 27
10:00 am – 12:30 pm:   Whodunnit? How to Write a Mystery Novel

2:00  pm – 4:30 pm:     Writing the Dreaded Query Letter

The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815

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Kensington (MD) Day of the Book Festival
April 28, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A glorious street festival with books, authors, music, art, food, and good times. Look for me at the Mystery Writers of America booth! Rain or shine! Free!

Town of Kensington
Howard Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Malice Domestic Mystery Convention
May 3 – May 5

My panel: Murder Bytes: Mystery Shorts
Saturday, May 4, 2:00 pm

Join panelists Kaye George, Eleanor Cawood Jones, me, Josh Pachter, Robin Templeton, and moderator Ed Aymar, for a discussion of all things mystery-short-story-related!

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Gaithersburg Book Festival
May 18, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Books, authors, presentations, music, food trucks, workshops–this is one of the DMV’s premier book festivals. If you love books, you need to attend! Plenty of activities for the entire family! Free admission, free parking. Free FUN!

Gaithersburg City Hall
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

California Crime Writer’s Conference
June 8 -9

From their website:
The California Crime Writers Conference is an intimate weekend conference, stuffed full of craft, fellowship, and fun. This year in particular, we are taking advantage of our SoCal location to bring in screenwriters and producers. We want to give authors a peek behind the Tinsel Town curtain and reveal what happens when Hollywood beckons.

Our craft workshops will offer two tracks, one for newer writers and a second for writers with one or more series under their belt. We’ll have panels on Forensics, Business, and Marketing, of course, as well as contests, raffles, new media demos, chances to chat with agents and editors, and even an Escape Room!”

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel L.A.-Westside
6161 West Centinela Avenue
Culver City, California 90230-6306

July 9 – 11

A tremendous, slam-bang writing conference all about THRILLERS! Includes ATF workshop, Master Class, CraftFest, PitchFest, ConsultFest, and more! If you’re writing/reading thrillers, this is a must-attend! Thriller Awards presented at Saturday Night Banquet (My novel, PRAY FOR THE INNOCENT, is nominated in the Best E-Book Original category!)

Grand Hyatt
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

Manuscript to Market Writing Conference
September 6 – 7

Details to come!

Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV

Creatures, Crime, & Creativity (C3) Conference
September 13 – 15

I’m honored to be one of the two local guest authors.
More details to come!

Sheraton, Columbia Town Center
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, Maryland, 21044

Bouchercon World Mystery Convention
50th Year Celebration
October 31 – November 3

Details to come!

Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75207