Mystery Happenings in the San Francisco Bay Area
Just a few things coming up. This is not a complete list by any means. Let me know if you'd like an event to be added to this list.
June 4: Glen David Gold, author of Sunnyside, M is for Mystery. 7 p.m.
June 6: 2 p.m. Sisters in Crime Soiree at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza, San Francisco
Members of Sisters in Crime read from their recently published works! Nadia Gordon, Camille Minichino, Cara Black, Vinnie Hansen, Terri Micene, Janet LaPierre, Rita Lakin, and Louise Ure will all read excerpts from their latest releases. Snacks and wine will be served.
June 10: Jeffery Deaver, author of Roadside Crosses. 3:00 P.m.
June 11: Gillian Flynn, Author of Dark Places & Christie Phillips, Author of The Devlin Diary.
June 19-20: Author Boot Camp: Seth Harwood and Scott Sigler
In today's publishing world, debut authors not only have to write well, they also have to help sell their own work. Many agents and editors are looking for writers who bring an existing audience to the table. In this workshop, we teach you the tools and techniques that two authors used to build large networks of followers, fans, and eager readers. The methods include utilizing social networking, new media, and serializing novels as free audiobooks.
Bring your laptop and start on the process they used to make cheap, highly effective advertising in the form of free, podcast novels that landed them book contracts with major publishing houses! The concept is simple: do you want a small number of busy, harried agents and editors to decide your fate, or do you want build an audience that proves your work will sell? When you bring the audience, that changes the whole game.
Website for the class (with more info) is: http://authorbootcamp.com
July 16: Mystery Fundraiser for LitQuake. 6-8 p.m. Mechanics Library, San Francisco. Talks, readings, signings with San Francisco Mystery Authors. Rhys Bowen, Lisa Lutz, Simon Wood, and many others. $12 More info to come.
July 16-19, 2009 Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference. Book Passage in Corte Madera. 4 Day Conference covers everything mystery writers need—from developing ideas and writing skills to finding a publisher. Students work closely with mystery writers, agents, editors, and publishers as well as investigators and crime-fighting professionals. In this conference, mystery writers learn the clues to a successful writing career. Faculty includes Katherine Neville, Gillian Roberts, Martin Cruz Smith & more!
Editors, agents, and publishers tell students what they need to know to get published. Authors offer classes on setting, dialogue, suspense, point of view, and openings. They tell how to write about private eyes, amateur sleuths, and police protagonists, and how to create thrillers and historical mysteries. Panels of detectives, forensic experts, police, and other crime-fighting professionals provide information that allows crime fiction writers to put realism in their work.
(800) 999-7909x233. email: email@example.com
Conference Coordinator: Kathryn Petrocelli
July 30: Lono Waiwaiole, author of Wiley's Lament. Dark Carnival, Berkeley, 5:30 p.m..