Featured Speakers

Name Bio
Ray Anderson

I write long-distance hiking thrillers. My debut novel is "The Trail" from Turner Publishing, which was released October 2015. I spent my corporate career in sales with Procter & Gamble and the Coca-Cola Company.
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Frankie Y. Bailey

Frankie Y. Bailey is a criminal justice professor at University at Albany (SUNY). She specializes in crime and American culture (crime history, and mass media/popular culture). Her current research focuses on crime and clothing. Her mystery series features crime historian Lizzie Stuart, most...

Janis Bolster

Janis Bolster grew up in small towns in Maine. After post-English-major stints at things like checking off boxes on insurance claim reports and performing for a blind professor those tasks that his Seeing-Eye dog couldn't manage, she found her way to a job in publishing that has become a career...

Dana Cameron

Dana Cameron's short story, "Mischief in Mesopotamia," was published in EQMM and received the Agatha and Anthony Awards in 2013. Her second "Fangborn" novel, PACK OF STRAYS, picks up where SEVEN KINDS OF HELL left off (47North, April 2014) and follows more of the Fangborn 'verse set up in "The...

J.P. Choquette

J.P. Choquette is passionate about many things; reading great books and writing are high on the list. First published at age 14, Choquette has been writing professionally since 2007.

She's been published in numerous national magazines, journals, and newspapers, has acted as judge for the...

Sheila Connolly

Sheila Connolly, Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated author, writes three bestselling cozy mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime. Her Museum Mysteries are based in Philadelphia, her Orchard Mysteries take place in rural Massachusetts, and her newest County Cork Mysteries are set in Ireland. In...

Sharon Cook

I've been writing a humor/human interest column for decades, along with short stories (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Mag) and others. In Sept. '10, my first mystery, A NOSE FOR HANKY PANKY, was published by Mainly Murder Press. An art school grad, I also illustrated the cover (check out the legs at...

Judith Copek

An information systems nerd for twenty years, Judith is a survivor of  the Millennium bug, Dilbert-like reengineering projects and 3:00 a.m. computer program crashes.  In her writing, she likes to put a literary spin on technology. 
Judith's latest novel is Festival Madness, a book of...

Jessie Crockett Estevao

A nearly life-long resident of the Granite State, Jessie naturally adores black flies, killing frosts in August and snow banks taller than the average grandmother. When not working on her next murderous adventure she enthusiastically putters in her greenhouse, designs bento lunches and throws...

Ray Daniel

Ray Daniel is the award-winning author of Boston-based crime fiction. His short stories “Give Me a Dollar” won a 2014 Derringer Award for short fiction and “Driving Miss Rachel” was chosen as a 2013 distinguished short story by Otto Penzler, editor of The Best American Mystery Stories 2013. ...

Deborah Doucette

Deborah Doucette began her writing career as a free-lance journalist subsequently writing a non-fiction book, RAISING OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN: ROOM IN THE HEART. Her debut novel, THE FORGOTTEN ROSES, was recently released. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post, an artist, and mother of four...

Vicki Doudera

Vicki Doudera writes The Darby Farr Mysteries, page-turners grounded in a reality she knows all too well: the world of luxury real estate. A top producing broker for a firm on the coast of Maine and former Realtor of the Year, Vicki's latest novel, FINAL SETTLEMENT, was chosen a Top Cozy of 2013...

Kathy Lynn Emerson

Kathy Lynn Emerson writes the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries, starting with MURDER IN THE QUEEN'S WARDROBE, a spin-off of her Face Down Mystery Series. She is also the author of the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet and numerous other books in other genres, including the Agatha-award-winning HOW TO WRITE...

Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron: An award-winning, New York Times best selling suspense writer and book reviewer, Hallie writes books she hopes will keep readers up nights. "Night Night, Sleep Tight" (HarperCollins, 2015) received a starred review in PW and was InStyle Magazine's #1 page turning pick. Her "There...

Gina Fava

Gina Fava is a Buffalo, New York native and lives with her family in New England. The Sculptor, her second novel, is the first in her Mara Silvestri mystery series. She is also the author of The Race: A HELL Ranger Thriller. A University at Buffalo graduate, she also holds a law degree, and has...

Susan Fleet

Susan leads a Music and Mayhem life. After playing trumpet in the Boston area for many years, she moved to New Orleans, the setting for her award-winning Frank Renzi mystery series: ABSOLUTION, DIVA and NATALIE'S REVENGE. Now she divides her time between Boston and The Big Easy. While teaching...

Kate Flora

Attorney Kate Flora’s fourteen books include seven Thea Kozak mysteries, three gritty police procedurals including Playing God, The Angel of Knowlton Park, and Detention; Steal Away, a suspense thriller (written as Katharine Clark) and a true crime. Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee and has...

Nancy Gardner

Nancy has had four short stories published. “Count To Ten, is the latest and is included in the 2011 Level Best Books anthology, Dead Calm. It won an honorable mention in the Al Blanchard Award contest. "Count To Ten" will be republished in an anthology of baseball fiction in the January/...

Penny Goetjen

Ms. Goetjen was inspired to write The Precipice after falling in love with Maine as a child. She grew up spending summer vacations with family there. Always drawn to the tumultuous, rocky shore, she brought her own children to Maine as they were growing up so they could learn to appreciate the...

Gary Goshgarian

Gary Braver is the bestselling author of eight critically acclaimed mysteries and thrillers—the first three under his own name, Gary Goshgarian, the subsequent and future works under the pen name, Gary Braver.

The Braver books include: ELIXIR, GRAY MATTER, SKIN DEEP, and FLASHBACK, which...

Debi Graham-Leard

My first novel "The Uninvited Guest" should be published by the end of 2015.

Jane Haertel

Susannah Hardy (Jane Haertel) writes the Greek to Me culinary mysteries set in the Thousand Islands region of New York State. As Sadie Hartwell, she writes the Tangled Web Mysteries. She gets to cook, play with yarn, and make up stories all day, and wishes everyone had a job as much fun as hers...

Connie Johnson Hambley

Connie Johnson Hambley grew up on a small dairy farm just north of New York City. When she was a young girl, an arsonist burned her family’s barn to the ground. From that experience grew the stories that have become "The Charity" and "The Troubles."

When writing her thrillers, every bit...

Rosemary Harris

Author of The Bitches of Brooklyn and the Dirty Business mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Paula Holliday. Pushing Up Daisies, the first book in the series, was nominated for an Agatha and an Anthony for Best First Novel of 2008. Other books in the series are The Big Dirt Nap, Dead Head...

Julie Hennrikus

J.A. (Julie) Hennrikus is a past president of Sisters in Crime New England, and serves on the New England Crime Bake committee. She is also a member at large of Sisters in Crime national.

She has had short stories published in Level Best Books DEAD CALM, THIN ICE, and BLOOD MOON.

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