Due to COVID-19, our meetings will be virtual until 2021. If you're unable to attend any of the virtual meetings in real time or you'd just like to view them again, you can find them here. Our main concern is your health while we continue to promote your personnel and professional advancement of writing mysteries, a genre that is dear to our hearts. Stay healthy and keep writing!
November 14, 1:30PM: Mirth & Mystery with Diane Kelly - Belly laughs go hand in hand with an engaging mystery. Just ask Diane Kelly! If injecting your crime with side splitting humor is on your to-do list, listen to the replay of Mirth and Mystery with Diane Kelly. Diane has studied humor extensively and taken a course in stand-up comedy, though she prefers the page to the stage. As the author of numerous crime and mystery novels, she will show you the best ways to pepper chuckles and laughter throughout the dark corners of your next book.
June 13, 1:30 PM: Growing Your Author Platform in the Changing Media and Publishing Landscape. Andrea Kiliany Thatcher is a Book Publicist at Smith Publicity, a bookseller and social media manager at McIntyre's Books. She discusses the difference between marketing and publicity, how to market your book now and plan for the future, and how to work with self-publishing platforms and traditional publishers. She answers the questions: what does a publicist do and do I need one?