Following is a sampling of the presentations and panel discussions that will be presented at the 2013 conference. Check back often; sessions will be updated as they are scheduled.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Susan Gibberman and Marlene Leonardi will lead a discussion of Charles Dickens' last book, The Mystery of Edwin Drood which Dickens never finished but parts of which were published in a monthly magazine in an April/September 1870 edition. Edwin Drood has no official ending; Susan and Marlene will suggest one and ask participants to share their own ideas.
Expert Witness Track: Forensics
- Thriller Elite: Who We Learned From and How We Make It Work For Us
- Channeling: Carrying Out What Someone Else Started
- A Series of Unfortunate Events: Series Authors Discuss Keeping Their Characters Constantly in the Thick of Murder and Mayhem,
- Double Indemnity: The Trials, Tribulations and Joys of Writing More Than One Series at a Time
- Acute Angles: Authors Discuss the Uses and Dangers of Identity/Location/Identity Quirks, and How Some of Their Favorite Authors Have Handled it
- Ingredients for Success: The Post-Gray Fallout
- Structure of a Novel: Getting the Opening Right, The Middle Pages, Nailing the Ending
- Romantic Suspended Disbelief: Making High Stress, Murder, Brushes With Death and No Spa Days Mix With Plausible Love Stories
- A Group of One's Own presented by Sisters in Crime...."a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction'"
- Self-editing Your Work
- Guts, Gore and Sex
- TV Time: Experienced Authors Discuss Writing for and Working in Television
- The New Normal? Paranormal! It’s Hot - Writers Discuss Their Influences and How They View and Write In This Popular Genre
- Putting it Together: Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission
- Deadly Dames Dish!
- Librarians Talk About "How to Get (and Keep) Your Book on Our Shelves"
- A Writer’s Guide to Copyrights and Trademarks
- Short Story – Bigger Isn’t Always Better
- E-Book Marketing
- Agents and Their Authors
- Publishers and Their Authors
- Authors/Writers Guide to Marketing & Publicity