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In 2015
We Welcome 

Anne Perry

 

and

Zoe Sharp

and

Denise Swanson


and

Local
Featured
Author

Robert
Goldsborough


Check back often to see who else is coming to next year's Con!

And thanks again to our 2014 Featured Authors:

Jamie Freveletti

Heather Graham

Peter Kornbluh

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Marcus Sakey

Local Featured Author:
Shane Gericke

for the 2015 Con

  
What Folks Say
I just wanted to tell you what a good time I had at LIM. You all did a wonderful job of putting things together. I'm really glad I attended.

-Marja McGraw
Panelist and author of A Well-Kept Family Secret, Bubba's Ghost and others
  
Conference News

30 Sep 2014

25 Things You Need to Know About Writing Mysteries

by Susan Spann, from terribleminds.com

Mystery novels work a lot like any other genre, except that mystery writers murder their imaginary friends. To paraphrase the Hoover campaign promise, a mystery novel will deliver “a corpse in every pot.” (Mystery authors are twisted. We might as well get that straight from the outset.)Mystery offers plenty of room for variation, too. Murder is universal—it can happen in any setting and any time. A sleuth can be a professional, an amateur, or a NINJA (though I’ve already done that last one), and your victim and method can vary just as widely. One warning, however: killing your imaginary friends is a lot like eating potato chips. Nobody I know can stop with one.Sound like fun? Awesome. Let’s get going: click here. Read more
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30 Sep 2014

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30 Sep 2014

Frederique Molay on Rewriting Challenges

Award-winning novelist Frédérique Molay, author of the Paris Homicide mystery series, discusses the challenges of rewriting. Crossing the Line (Le French Book, translated by Anne Trager) will be out  on September 23. In it, Chief of Police Nico Sirsky returns to work after recovering from a gunshot wound. He’s in love and rearing to go. His first day back has him overseeing a jewel heist sting and taking on an odd investigation. Just how far can despair push a man? How clear is the line between good and evil?

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9 Sep 2014

Moved to Emulation

by Michael Lister, sponsor of the Gulf Coast Writers’ Conference

Saul Bellow said a writer is a reader moved to emulation.

I am a reader moved to emulation. I am a moviegoer moved to make story. 

I am a crime, mystery, detective, noir novelist inspired by more writers and filmmakers than I can begin to catalog, but here are three contemporary crime writers that first moved me to emulation, and continue to inspire me.  


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9 Sep 2014

15th Annual Gulf Coast Writers Conference

Saturday, September 20, 2014

15th Annual Gulf Coast Writers Conference

Florida author Michael Lister (www.MichaelLister.com) runs the Gulf Coast Writers’ Conference, a FREE one-day extravaganza held at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida. 

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