Sunday, January 28, 2018


SleuthFest 2018 Writers Conference: March 1-4, 2018, Boca Raton, Florida, hosted by Mystery Writers of America’s Florida Chapter.

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 also features the annual Freddie Awards for Writing Excellence and the SleuthFest Author Auction, where attendees can bid on such once-in-a-lifetime experiences as one-on-one sessions, critiques, and character naming opportunities featuring the conference’s guests of honor, agents, and editors.

SleuthFest 2018 features an incredible line-up of guests and events: Keynote Speaker Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zone, The Dark Tide, and WWII novels, The One Man and The Saboteur, will present “History as a Thriller Backdrop”, a presentation about how to best use which elements of history to immerse the reader in the story and his Keynote talk, 'Career Transitions-Meeting the Challenge of Change.” Renowned forensic psychologist Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., will lead a workshop on 'Integrating Forensic Research Into Fiction'; a presentation on 'Talking to Serial Killers’, and an additional presentation, 'A Discussion and Demonstration of Hypnosis - How to Use Hypnosis As A Tool For Your Sleuth', with certified hypnotist, Glenn Miller.

Additionally, SleuthFest 2018 features an outstanding lineup of Award-Winning Guest Authors delivering not-be-missed presentations: including: Hallie Ephron: 'The Grand Finale - Writing the Final Climax' and 'You're Giving Me the Creeps - Getting the Right Amount of Creep Factor'; Hank Phillippi Ryan: 'Write a Mystery or Thriller in an Hour' and 'Starting With Wow - The Crucial First Chapter'; Kristy Montee (PJ Parrish): 'Let Them Breathe - How to Pace Your Novel' and 'Villainous Thoughts - Getting Into the Head of Your Antagonist'; and James R. Benn: 'Show Me - Learn About Show Vs. Tell' and 'Stranger in a Strange Land - How to Write the Unfamiliar.'

SleuthFest affords writers a unique opportunity to connect with industry insiders, writers, and publishing professionals.

To Register: Space is limited. SleuthFest conference attendees who book a hotel room at the Embassy Suites, Boca Raton, before January 28, 2018 will receive a discounted group hotel rate of $185/night plus tax.

For more information please contact SleuthFest 2018 Co-Chairs Victoria Landis 561-716-3481 or Michael Joy

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