Sunday, September 18, 2016

Conferences and Events for 2017

Hope to see you there!


2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Washington Convention Center
& Washington Marriott Marquis
February 8 - 11, 2017
Celebrating AWP's 50th anniversary!
Conference Queries
Conference Events

Tucson Festival of Books
March 11-12, 2017
University of Arizona

Left Coast Crime 2017 – HAWAII

March 16-19, 2017  Honolulu, Hawaii

Bouchercon 2017 Toronto, Canada

10/12/2017 to 10/15/2017

Nancy Drew Sleths

DATES: October 18-22, 2017
LOCATION: S.E. Coast of Maine
THEMES: Nancy Drew #23, The Mystery of the Tolling Bell, book #92, The Ghost of Craven Cove, Murder She Wrote tie-in, and the 40th anniversary of the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys TV Show from the 1970s.

CRIMEFEST, where the pen in bloodier than the sword

May 18-21, 2017
Bristol, U.K.

Sleuthfest 2017
Feb 23-26, 2017
Boca Raton, Fla

Malice Domestic  2017
April 28 - 30, 2017 at Hyatt, Bethesda, MD

Mystery Writers Conference 
September 7-10, 2017 - Corte Madera, CA

JUNE 16-18, 2017

2016 Writers' Police Academy
August 11-14, 2016
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
International Public Safety Training Academy
Green Bay, Wisconsin
As always, there’s far too much to see and do in a single weekend, so get plenty of rest, wear comfortable shoes, and prepare to be blown away by
THE event of a lifetime!

Killer Nashville
Join Us for Killer Nashville’s 11th Annual Writers’ Conference!
August 24-27, 2017   Franklin, TN


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Write your Best Line---

Many people are known for their famous lines. What is your most unforgettable line in your novel or poem that would inspire others to read your work? Post your line. I apologize that your book cover cannot be displayed, yet!

Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca-
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."                                                                                                                                                   

Robert Frost--

Virginia Woolfe, Between the Acts   "Books are the mirrors of the soul" 

Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing,  "Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces back together. Now, it's your turn. Jump!"
“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.William Faulkner, Light in August“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”

Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman, “I am a Woman Phenomenally.
Phenomenal Woman,
that's me."


A.H.Scott, Fanaman Curse,
"...leaving blankets of bloody footprints that went nowhere—they led to nowhere. Yet they were everywhere. The sound of geese, screaming far off in the distance, released Charlotte from her entrapment"

“Posterity is the world to come; the world for whom we hold our ideals, from whom we have borrowed our planet, and to whom we bear sacred responsibility. We must do what America does best: offer more opportunity to all and demand responsibility from all”…Bill Clinton, New York Times,  Washington, D.C. (January 20, 1993)

             "big stars fall ain’t long before day..."anonymous


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Helping experienced and debut authors to find a home for their stories that
just have to be told. Committed to producing well-written, properly-edited
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readers and authors.

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