Monday, February 6, 2017

Sleuthfest Writers Conference

SleuthFest 2017 Announces Special Programming Geared Towards Helping Writers Succeed:

Mystery Writers of America’s Florida Chapter will host SleuthFest 2017 Writers Conference February 23-26, 2017 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Boca Raton, Florida.

SleuthFest is an intensive four day conference featuring writing workshops, social events, and pitch sessions. SleuthFest includes four tracks of workshops, presentations, and panels on the craft of writing, business, traditional and self-publishing, marketing, and forensics. In addition, top literary agents and editors will be available to hear pitches from aspiring writers, offer troubleshooting sessions, and manuscript critiques.

SleuthFest 2017 line-up of guests and events:

Special guests include Keynote Speaker David Baldacci; Forensic Guest of Honor Dr. Vincent Di Maio, legendary publisher Neil Nyren, and special Guest Authors Jeff Lindsay, Reed Farrel Coleman, SJ Rozan, Jane Cleland, and Jess Lourey.
Renowned Forensics experts, including Forensic Guest of Honor, Dr. Vincent DiMaio, will host an in-depth examination of the Black Dahlia case from 1940s Los Angeles. 

Auction items include:  A signed book and 15-page critique from Hallie Ephron; a half-hour private conversation in the bar with Dexter (Jeff Lindsay); the chance to have a character named for you in the next Robert B. Parker Jesse Stone book by Reed Farrel Coleman, and so much more.

Fiction University guru and author of the bestselling guides, Planning Your Novel & Revising Your Novel, Janice Hardy will be present a workshop on writing for the Young Adult and Middle Grade readers. Learn what the differences are in plotting, pacing, character, and dialogue.

To Register: Space is limited.
For more information please contact SleuthFest 2017 Co-chairs: Joanne Sinchuk or Victoria Landis


Caroline Todd said...

Hi, Janet, Charles and I are going to SleuthFest--this is our fourth or fifth time, because we try to alternate with Left Coast. I've found it very interesting because the emphasis is on the craft of writing. One year there was an excellent track on screen writing, and I learned a lot about that side of the business. Two years ago we gave a two hour session on settings. This year we're doing short stories, since our latest, The Piper (about Hamish!) just came out from Harper Collins. It's a different sort of convention and well worth trying. Also, nothing like seeing green parrots over the pool in Feb. when everything at home is icy cold. Caroline Todd

Janet Rudolph said...

Sorry to miss you at LCC this year, but I certainly understand the attraction of SleuthFest. Have a terrific time and thanks for stopping by Mystery Fanfare!