Friday, January 27, 2012

Love is Murder Conference: Chicago

The 13th Love is Murder Conference returns to Chicago next month, February 3-5 at the Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel.

This Midwest mystery conference includes three days of panel discussions, beginning with "Til the Last Perp Walks" -- presentations by 13 forensic experts in crime scene investigation, computer fraud, money laundering, guns and weapons, poisons, the "blood splatter guy" and more.

Featured authors at the conference: Donald Bain (author of the Murder She Wrote and Coffee, Tea or Me? series), Julie James (A Lot Like Love, Something About You), David Morrell (The Naked Edge, The Shimmer), and Hank Phillippi Ryan (The Other Woman, Drive Time and the Charlotte McNally series); and Local Featured Author Julie Hyzy (the Alex St. James, White House Chef and Manor House series). Featured authors are on hand throughout the weekend to chat with conference attendees, sign books and answer questions.

Other events: book signings; Pitch-A-Palooza with NYC- and Chicago-based agents, editors and publishers; Master Writing Classes presented by featured authors; writing tracks presented by the Midwest Writers Association; the Lovey Awards; Saturday afternoon tea party; booksellers and exhibitors; entertainment by Those Were The Days radio players, the Mystery Shop and Mixed Company Troupe; networking with authors and hundreds of fellow mystery readers and fans from the U.S. and overseas; and the annual snowball fight.

Visit the Love is Murder #13 website ( for more information and/or to register for the conference; or, email registrar Terri Stone at

1 comment:

Bobbi Mumm said...

That sounds like a great line-up of featured authors. I've never been to Chicago. Very tempting...