Coming Up

"Using What You Know (and What You'd Like to Know) to Write a Mystery"

Where: Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA
When: 06/17/2014

Barbara Ross and Gary Braver (aka Goshgarian) with discuss how they use real-life experiences and knowledge, combined with research, to write their mysteries.

"The Second Book Challenge"

Where: Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High Street, Medford, MA 02155
When: 06/19/2014

Mystery authors, Edith Maxwell, Liz Mugavero, and Barbara Ross will discuss the challenges they faced writing the second books in their series, after their first books were very well received.

"Mad about Mysteries"

Where: Springfield City Library, 220 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103
When: 06/25/2014

Authors, M.E. Kemp, Steve Liskow, and Carole Shmurak, whose books run the gamut from historical mysteries set in Pilgrim times to contemporary cozies to hardboiled PI stories about hot-button topics will discuss the pleasures of reading and writing mystery novels, including why they write the...

"Stealing from the Dead--Ideas and Where They Get Them"

Where: Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608
When: 07/12/2014

Susan Oleksiw and Steve Ulfelder will discuss where they find the inspiration to write their mysteries.

"Death in Shorts"

Where: Newburyport Public Library, 94 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
When: 07/23/2014

Edith Maxwell, Margaret Press, and Rory O'Brien will discuss their stories that appear in Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold, as well as the advantages and challenges of the short form.  Mark Ammons, an award-winning mystery short story author and co-editor at...

"How to Create Characters"

Where: Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608
When: 08/12/2014

Roberta Isleib and Ellen Larson will discuss how they people their mysteries with compelling characters from heroes to villains and everyone in between.

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