Events

2019  •  Upcoming

SEPT 5 – 8, 2019

Online, Writer’s Digest

WDU First Ten Pages Boot Camp

Agents and editors won’t give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact. If you haven’t got them hooked by then, it’s a safe bet you won’t be asked for more material. Make sure you’ve got the kind of opening they’re looking for.

Sept 19-22, 2019

New York City

New York Pitch Conference

 This event focuses on the art of the novel pitch as the best method not only for communicating your work, but for having you and your work taken seriously by industry professionals.

SEPT 30

New London, NH

Friends of Tracy Memorial Library: An Evening with Local Authors

Oct 17 – 20

Online, Writer’s Digest

WDU Plot Perfect Boot Camp

Oct 31 – Nov 3

Dallas, TX

Bouchercon 2019

Bouchercon is the World Mystery Convention, the premier annual event for readers, authors, and all lovers of crime fiction.

Nov 8 – 10

Woburn, MA

New England Crime Bake

The premier conference for crime-fiction writers and readers in New England. Offering numerous opportunities to meet and network with agents, editors, and authors in a small, friendly environment, Crime Bake is a must-attend for mystery fans and writers.

Nov 13 – 17

Pacific Grove, CA

Monterey Writers Retreat

Dec 5 – 8

Online, Writer’s Digest

WDU First Ten Pages Boot Camp

 Agents and editors won’t give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact. If you haven’t got them hooked by then, it’s a safe bet you won’t be asked for more material. Make sure you’ve got the kind of opening they’re looking for.

Dec 12 – 15

New York City

New York Pitch Conference

 This event focuses on the art of the novel pitch as the best method not only for communicating your work, but for having you and your work taken seriously by industry professionals.

Jan 25 – 26, 2020

MIT Endicott House
Dedham, MA

Writers Retreat with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Paula Munier

MAR 14 – 15, 2020

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Tucson Festival of Books

2019  •  Archive

Feb 28 – Mar 3, 2019

St. Augustine, Florida

The St. Augustine Author-Mentor Workshop

Whether your goal is direct feedback on your work from a top-tier agent or editor, or simply to elevate your craft and enjoy the camaraderie of a literary community, the SDSU Writers’ Conference is for you. 

Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2019

San Diego, California

SDSU Writer’s Conference

Whether your goal is direct feedback on your work from a top-tier agent or editor, or simply to elevate your craft and enjoy the camaraderie of a literary community, the SDSU Writers’ Conference is for you. 

2018  •  Archive

Dec 13-16, 2018

New York City, New York

New York Pitch Conference

This event focuses on the art of the novel pitch as the best method not only for communicating your work, but for having you and your work taken seriously by industry professionals.

Dec 8, 2018

Westwood, Massachusetts

Author Stroll: Westwood Public Library

You are invited to the Library for An Afternoon of Winter Merriment! Grab a cup of hot cocoa & enjoy an afternoon at the Library. Take a stroll through the Library & meet some of today’s best authors – have a chat and ask questions!

Nov 28, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts

Thrill Me, Chill Me: Mystery Writers Panel

Join critically acclaimed authors Hank Phillippi Ryan, Peter Swanson, Kellye Garrett, and Paula Munier in conversation about the enduring thrill and lure of mysteries, and what makes them so appealing on the page and on the screen. Hosted at Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Nov 15-18, 2018

Online, Writer’s Digest

Agent One-on-One: First Ten Pages

Agents and editors won’t give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact. If you haven’t got them hooked by then, it’s a safe bet you won’t be asked for more material. Make sure you’ve got the kind of opening they’re looking for.

Nov 9-11, 2018

Woburn, Massachusetts

New England Crime Bake

The premier conference for crime-fiction writers and readers in New England. Offering numerous opportunities to meet and network with agents, editors, and authors in a small, friendly environment, Crime Bake is a must-attend for mystery fans and writers.

Oct 26, 2018

Manchester Center, Vermont

Thrillerfest, Part the Second

Joining Wendy Tyson at Northshire Bookstore for our pre-Halloween thriller event.

Oct 20, 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Book Festival

Presenting A Borrowing of Bones.

Oct 14, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts

Huntington Theater: Sherlock’s Last Case

Participating in the Mystery Writers of America Sherlock Panel.

Oct 13, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Book Festival

Find me at the Mystery Writers of America Booth.

Oct 11, 2018

Cohasset, Massachusetts

Coffee with the Authors, Cohasset Lightkeepers House

Presenting A Borrowing of Bones from 9:45am to 11:30am.

Oct 6-7, 2018

Dedham, Massachusetts

Writers Retreat at MIT Endicott House

This exclusive workshop will focus on honing your opening pages, strengthening your plot, polishing your writing, and pitching your work.

Sep 27-30, 2018

New York City, New York

New York Pitch Conference

This event focuses on the art of the novel pitch as the best method not only for communicating your work, but for having you and your work taken seriously by industry professionals.

Sep 23, 2018

Hingham, Massachusetts

Barnes and Noble, Derby Street Shoppes

Author event for A Borrowing of Bones at 2:00.

Sep 15, 2018

Arlington, Massachusetts

Arlington Town Day, Dick Haley Booksellers Booth

Book signing for A Borrowing of Bones.

Sep 13, 2018

Concord, New Hampshire

Gibson’s Bookstore

Presenting A Borrowing of Bones at 5:30 pm.

Sep 11, 2018

Scottsdale, Arizona

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

Book signing for A Borrowing of Bones at 7:00 pm.

Sep 6-9, 2018

St. Petersburg, Florida

Bouchercon 2018: World Mystery Convention

Bouchercon is the World Mystery Convention, the premier annual event for readers, authors, and all lovers of crime fiction.

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