Of her work legendary mystery novelist Tony Hillerman lauded, “Neat, suspenseful plots about the kind of people you worry about, written with skill.” L. C. Hayden (Harry Bronson Mystery Thrillers) calls her latest, “A must-read … A fascinating, well-written story.” Joining us for the first time, author of The Miner’s Canary, a who-done-it about a single mom haunted by a death she might have prevented, Barbara Pronin is our second Special Guest Speaker to be announced. She’ll also facilitate a new session, “Plotters, Pantsers and Approach.”
Speaking of new, we’re introducing a record number of workshops come February. From “Creating Characters that Suck / Screw Up a Lot!” and “Setting as Character” to “Using Tarot to Write Your Story & Demystify Your Process” and “Battle Plan: Everything You Need to Know Before Going Indie,” check the Workshops and Events page to see what’s in store.
Recent Good “Muse”
SCWCers with books recently out or will be soon … From George Berger, Chasing Justice, a legal thriller with split timelines … The ninth book in Matt Coyle’s Rick Cahill detective series, Doomed Legacy … A Fearsome Moonlight Black, the first in David Putnam’s new Bone Detective crime thriller series. (We detecting a theme here?)
Christina Mai Fong’s second in her Nightingale Songs children’s fantasy series, Ballads of Shadow and Light … Dior or Die, the first in a new murder mystery series by Laura Akers … From Kelley Gusich (writing as Kelly Kay Bowles) an urban fantasy, The Meld: Magic, Please.
The second in her historical fantasy Dragon Shadows trilogy, Gayle Carline’s Moon Dragon Falling … And with Book 5 in The Jilted Wives Club, Bethany Lopez’s Accidental Wife.
We’ll be opening up advance submission readers once remaining staff is finalized. In the meantime, Janis Thomas’ stand-alone “Novel Boot Camp” has a few spots open. It’s the only track that requires sign-up in advance and will sell out sooner than later. Also, discounted pre-registration remains open here.
Your work is worth it, join us!
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS