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Allison Brennan

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as we add more Featured Authors of

Mystery, Romance, True Crime & Memoirs

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2014 Schedule

FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY | PANEL DESCRIPTIONS | WHO & WHAT IS WHEN


Agents and Editors Tell It Like It IsFri (12-1p); Sat (8:30-9:30a)

Alexander, Annie Rose – Fri (3-4p – Author Chat); Sat (Breakfast – First Time Authors Panel)

Amateur Sleuth, In Name Only – Sat (4-5p)

Arson InvestigationFri (2:15-3:30p)

Art Tour – Fri (4:30-5p)

Author ChatsFri (12-1p); (1-2p); (2-3p); (3-4p)

Author Signings – Fri (5-5:30p); Sat (11:30a-12p), (5-5:30p)

Bain, Donald – Sat (2-3p – Writing a Series), (3-4p – Tea)

Barth, Laura – Fri (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Benson, Raymond – Sat (2-3p – Writing a Series), Sat (9:30-10:30a – The Thriller Elite), (After Dinner – Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club)

Book DiscussionFri (2-3p)

Borger, Gale – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors), (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Yeah, YA), (1-2p – Self-Editing), (3-4p – Craft)

Bowman,  Sandra – Fri (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Agents & Editors Tell It Like it Is), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Buehler, Luisa – Fri (1-2p – Creating Memorable Characters); Sat (9:30-10:30a – What Was I Thinking?), (Lunch – Love is Murder All-Stars)

Camacho, Austin – Sat (Breakfast – First Time Authors Panel), (9:30-10:30a – The Thriller Elite), (2-3p – Police Procedurals)

Camacho, Denise – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors); (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Agents & Editors Tell It Like it Is), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Champagne Art Tour – Fri (4:30-5p)

Chapman, Tim – Fri (1-2:15p –Trace Evidence); (3-4p – Author Chat); Sat (Breakfast – First Time Authors Panel)

Chicago Writers AssociationSat (2-2:30p)

Ciambrone, David – Fri (11:45a-1p – Poisons); Sat (2-3p – Police Procedurals); Sun (9:30-10:30a – The Doctor is “In”)

Clemens, Matthew – Fri (12-1p – From Conferee to Author)

Collins, Tori – Sat (2-2:30p – Chicago Writers Assocation)

Computer Forensics – Sat (3:30-4:30p)

Craft Programs – Fri (3-4p – Creating Ribbon Wreaths), Sat (3-4p)

Crawford, Susan – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors) ; (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Agents & Editors Tell It Like it Is), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Creating Memorable CharactersFri (1-2p)

Creating Ribbon Wreaths (craft) – Fri (3-4p)

CSIFri (3:30-4:45p)

Cullet, Evelyn – Fri (2-3p – Author Chat); Sat (10:30-11:30a – Romantic Suspense is Always in Style)

Cummings, Doug – Sat (10:30-11:30a – Author Chat), (2-3p – Police Procedurals)

Curton, Carmen – Sat (4-5p – Readers Panel)

Dann & Raymond’s Movie ClubSat (After Dinner)

Deitz, Deni – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors) ; (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Agents & Editors Tell It Like it Is), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

DNA – Sat (9:30-10:30a)

Doctor is “In”Sun (9:30-10:30a)

Draheim, Jan – Sat (4-5p – Readers Panel)

Ebook Formatting Sat (2:30-3:30p)

Evans, Donald G. – Sat (2-2:30p – Literary Hall of Fame)

Excel Training – Sat (8:30-9:30a – Gun Experts)

Expert Witnesses:

Arson InvestigationFri (2:15-3:30p)

Computer Forensics – Sat (3:30-4:30p)

CSIFri (3:30-4:45p)

DNA Sat (9:30-10:30a)

Gun ExpertsSat (8:30-9:30a)

How to Poison Your PenFri (11:45a-1p)

PolygraphsSat (10:30-11:30)

Project InnocenceSat (1-2:15p)

Trace EvidenceFri (1-2:15p)

Trademarks & Copyrights – Sun (9:30-10:30a)

First Time Authors PanelSat (Breakfast)

Flasch, Monique – Fri (2-3p – Rebecca Book Discussion); Sun (9:30-10:30a – Librarians Panel for Authors), (10:30-11:30a – Librarians Panel for Readers)

Fortier, Mardelle – Sat (8:30-9:30a – Yeah, YA), (9:30-10:30a – Short Story, Long Literary Life)

Four C’s – Cuba, Chili, Conspiracies and the CIASat (2:30-3p)

Freveletti, Jamie – Fri (10a-12p – Brunch); (1-2p – Author Chat); (3:30-4:30p – SinC interview); Sat (9:30-10:30a – The Thriller Elite), (10:30-11:30a – Martial Arts Demonstration), (Lunch – Love is Murder All-Stars), (2-3p – Writing a Series)

From Conferee to Author: What I’ve Learned in 27 YearsFri (12-1p)

Gager, W. S. – Fri (1-2p – Writing Routines);

Gamboe, Scott – Fri (3:30-4:45p – CSI); Sat (1-2p – Normalizing the World in Paranormal, Horror & Fantasy)

Gericke, Shane – Fri (10a-12p – Brunch); Fri (12-1p – Author Chat); Sat (9:30-10:30a – The Thriller Elite), (10:30-11:30a – Martial Arts Demonstration), (Lunch – Love is Murder All-Stars)

Getting Your Book to the Big ScreenSat (8:30-9:30a)

Gibberman, Susan – Fri (2-3p – Rebecca Book Discussion); Sat (1-2p – Normalizing the World in Paranormal, Horror & Fantasy),  (4-5p – Sisters in Crime); Sun (9:30-10:30a – Librarians Panel for Authors), (10:30-11:30a – Librarians Panel for Readers)

Gire, Dann –Sat (After Dinner – Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club)

Goldsborough, Robert – Sat (8:30-9:30a – History Now and Then), (2-3p – Writing a Series), (4-5p – Sisters in Crime)

Graham, Heather – Fri (10a-12p – Brunch); (3:30-5p – Master Class); Sat (10:30-11:30a – Romantic Suspense is Always in Style), (2-3p – Writing a Series); Sun (Breakfast – Love is Murder Virgins)

Guilty Until He Was Proven InnocentSat (1-2:15p)

Gun ExpertsSat (8:30-9:30a)

Hansen, Amy Gail – Fri (3-4p – Author Chat); Sat (Breakfast – First Time Authors Panel)

Hellmann, Libby Fischer – Sat (9:30-10:30a – The Thriller Elite), (1-2p – Author Chat), (2:30-3p - Four C’s)

History Now and Then – Sat (8:30-9:30a)

Hopkins, Evelyn – Sat (4-5p – Readers Panel)

How to Attend this ConferenceFri (12-1p)

How to Poison Your PenFri (11:45a-1p)

Hyzy, Julie – Fri (2-3p – Author Chat); (3-4p – Stages of a Writer’s Career); Sat (4-5p – Amateur Sleuth, In Name Only)

Jackson, James M. – Fri (12-1p – Author Chat); (1-2p – Writing Routines)

Kaesdorf, Gunter – Sat (Breakfast – First Time Authors Panel)

Kanar, Hanley – Sat (4-5p – Readers Panel)

Kargol, Jan – Fri (3-4p – Creating Ribbon Wreaths)

Keyworth, Richard – Fri (2:15-3:30p – Arson Investigation)

Kornbluh, Peter – Fri (10a-12p – Brunch); (Dinner speaker); Sat (10:30-11:30a – Research-Beyond Google), (2:30-3p - Four C’s)

Librarians Panel for AuthorsSun (9:30-10:30a)

Librarians Panel for ReadersSun (10:30-11:30a)

Light, Donnie – Sat (2:30-3:30p – Ebook Formatting)

Lindsey, Julie Anne – Sat (Breakfast – First Time Authors Panel), (8:30-9:30a – Yeah, YA), (2-3p – Author Chat)

Literary Hall of FameSat (2-2:30p)

Lott, Cynthia – Fri (1-2p – Writing Routines)

Love is Murder All-Stars – Sat (Lunch)

Love Is Murder Virgins – Sun (Breakfast)

Lukasik, Gail – Sat (8:30-9:30a – History Now and Then), (1-2p – Self-Editing), (4-5p – Amateur Sleuth, In Name Only)

Major,  J. Michael – Fri (12-1p – Author Chat); Sat (Breakfast – First Time Authors Panel), (9:30-10:30a – Short Story, Long Literary Life), (1-2p – Normalizing the World in Paranormal, Horror & Fantasy)

Markland, Marcia – Fri (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Markowitz, Jeff – Sat (2-3p – Author Chat)

Martial Arts DemonstrationSat (10:30-11:30a)

Master Class with Heather Graham Fri (3:30-5p)

May, M. E. – Sat (2-3p – Police Procedurals); (4-5p – Sisters in Crime)

McClain, Kevin – Sat (1-2:15p - Guilty Until He Was Proven Innocent)

McCombs, Maryglenn – Fri (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

McNamara, Frances – Sat (8:30-9:30a – History Now and Then), (4-5p – Amateur Sleuth, In Name Only)

Meeks, Jeanne – Fri ((2-3p – Author Chat); Sat (Breakfast – First Time Authors Panel), (9:30-10:30a – Author Chat)

Mickey, Linda – Sat (9:30-10:30a – Author Chat)

Miller, Peter – Fri (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Getting Your Book to the Big Screen), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Mitchard, Jacquelyn – Fri (10a-12p – Brunch); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Yeah, YA); Sun (Breakfast – Love is Murder Virgins)

Morgan, Rejean Sun (9:30-10:30a – Trademarks & Copyrights)

Murder, She Wrote Sat (3-4p – Tea)

MWA Tracks:

Actor’s View on DialogueFri (2-3p)

Creating Memorable CharactersFri (1-2p)

From Conferee to Author: What I’ve Learned in 27 YearsFri (12-1p)

Stages of a Writer’s CareerFri (3-4p)

Myers, Angela – Sat (9:30-10:30a – What Was I Thinking?), (10:30-11:30a – Author Chat)

Myers, Sue – Fri (1-2p – Writing Routines); Sat (Breakfast – First Time Authors Panel), (9:30-10:30a – What Was I Thinking?), (1-2p – Author Chat), (4-5p – Sisters in Crime)

Mystery Writers of America – Sun (11:30a-12:30p)

Nordstrom, Kathleen – Fri (12-1p – Author Chat); Sat (9:30-10:30a – Short Story, Long Literary Life)

Normalizing the World in Paranormal, Horror and Fantasy FictionSat (1-2p)

O’Donohue, Clare – Fri (3-4p – Stages of a Writer’s Career)

Osterman, Helen – Sat (9:30-10:30a – What Was I Thinking?)

Paley-Bain, Renee – Fri (1-2p – Author Chat); Sat (2-3p – Writing a Series), (3-4p – Tea)

Perfecting Your PlatformFri (2-3p)

Pinkerton, Brian – Sat (10:30-11:30a – Author Chat), (1-2p – Normalizing the World in Paranormal, Horror & Fantasy)

Piron-Gelman, Diane – Fri (2-3p – Actor’s View on Dialogue); Sat (8:30-9:30a – History Now and Then), (9:30-10:30a – Polishing for Publication), (3-4p – Wired for Sound)

Pirrone, D. M. – see Piron-Gelman, Diane

Pitch Perfect – Fri (3-5p); Sat (1-2:30p)

Police ProceduralsSat (2-3p)

Polishing for PublicationSat (9:30-10:30a)

Polygraphs – Sat (10:30-11:30a)

Ponczak, Lydia – Sat (4-5p – Amateur Sleuth, In Name Only)

Posner, Marcy – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors); (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Agents & Editors Tell It Like it Is), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Project Innocence Sat (1-2:15p)

Quertermous, Bryon – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors); (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Agents & Editors Tell It Like it Is), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Rader-Day, Lori – Fri (3-4p – Stages of a Writer’s Career); Sat (1-2p – Author Chat)

Readers’ Panel – Sat (4-5p)

RebeccaFri (2-3p)

Research – Beyond GoogleSat (10:30-11:30a)

Riley, Rob – Fri (1-2p – Author Chat); Sat (2-3p – Police Procedurals)

Romantic Suspense is Always in Style Sat (10:30-11:30a)

Rowe, TD – Sat (8:30-9:30a – Gun Experts)

Ruocco, Patricia – Fri (2-3p – Rebecca Book Discussion); Sat (4-5p – Readers Panel); Sun (9:30-10:30a – Librarians Panel for Authors), (10:30-11:30a – Librarians Panel for Readers)

Sakey, Marcus – Fri (10a-12p – Brunch); (1-2p – Author Chat); Sat (9:30-10:30a – The Thriller Elite), (Lunch – Love is Murder All-Stars)

Self-EditingSat (1-2p)

Short Story, Long Literary LifeSat (9:30-10:30a)

Signings – Fri (5-5:30p); Sat (11:30a-12p), (5-5:30p)

Singer, Melissa Ann – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors); (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Agents & Editors Tell It Like it Is), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Sisters in Crime – Fri (3:30-4:30p); Sat (4-5p)

Smith, Kristina – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors); (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Agents & Editors Tell It Like it Is), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Spallone, Jennie – Fri (1-2p – Writing Routines); Sat (9:30-10:30a – What Was I Thinking?)

Spy Craft and Cool GadgetsSun (10:30-11:30a)

Stefanson, Kara – Sat (9:30-10:30a - DNA)

Stone, Terri – Fri (12-1p – How to attend this conference); (3-4p – Author Chat); Sat (10:30-11:30a – Romantic Suspense is Always in Style); Sun (10:30-11:30a – Tax Tips for Writers)

Stringer, Marlene – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Agents & Editors Tell It Like it Is), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Swangin, B. – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors); (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Sweetland, Nancy – Sat (10:30-11:30a – Romantic Suspense is Always in Style)

Tax Tips for WritersSun (10:30-11:30a)

Theodore, Deanne – Sat (10:30-11:30a – Polygraphs)

Those Were the Days Radio Players – Fri (After dinner entertainment)

Thriller EliteSat (9:30-10:30a)

Trace EvidenceFri (1-2:15p)

Trademarks & Copyrights – Sun (9:30-10:30a)

Verstraete, Christine – Sat (8:30-9:30a – Yeah, YA), (2-3p – Author Chat)

Victorson, Emily Clark – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors); (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (8:30-9:30a – Agents & Editors Tell It Like it Is), (9:30-10:30a – Polishing for Publication), (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect), (4-5p – Sisters in Crime)

Webb, Wendy – Sat (1-2p – Normalizing the World in Paranormal, Horror & Fantasy), (4-5p – Amateur Sleuth, In Name Only)

Welk, Mary – Sat (9:30-10:30a – Short Story, Long Literary Life), (1-2p – Self-Editing)

What Was I Thinking?Sat (9:30-10:30a)

Williams, Lee – Sat (10:30-11:30a – Author Chat)

Wilson, Connie Corcoran – Fri (1-2p – Writing Routines); (2-3p – Author Chat)

Wilson, JL – Sat (10:30-11:30a – Romantic Suspense is Always in Style), (1-2p – Author Chat)

Wired for Sound – Wonderful World of DIY AudiobooksSat (3-4p)

Witthohn, Christine – Fri (12-1p – Agents/Editors); (3-5p – Pitch Perfect); Sat (1-2:30p – Pitch Perfect)

Writing a SeriesSat (2-3p)

Writing Routines from A to ZFri (1-2p)

Yarrish, Tom – Sat (3:30-4:30p – Computer Forensics)

Yeah, Y.A.! Sat (8:30-9:30a)

Zeller, Bill – Sat (8:30-9:30a – Gun Experts)

  
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