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Saturday, November 12
 

9:00am EST

Opening Panel— Our Big Guns and How They Got There
Moderators
avatar for Sharon Daynard

Sharon Daynard

Sharon Daynard has crossed paths with a serial killer, testified before grand juries, and taken lie detectors tests. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies in both the US and Canada. She is the current President of the New England chapter of Sisters in Crime... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder

Author, GUILTY MINDS
Joseph Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous novels, including THE FIXER, SUSPICION, VANISHED, and BURIED SECRETS. Finder's international bestseller KILLER INSTINCT won the International Thriller Writers's Thriller Award for Best Novel. Other bestselling... Read More →
avatar for William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Meier

Leslie Meier

I'm currently working on my 24th Lucy Stone mystery and it's a mystery to me how it all happened. The series began back in 1990 with "Mistletoe Murder," in which Lucy was moonlighting at a country catalog store. Since then her family has grown -- and so has mine, with five grandchildren... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Shapiro

Barbara Shapiro

Author, The Muralist
B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The Muralist, The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless, and Shattered Echoes. She has also written four screenplays and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze. The Art Forger has been on many bestseller... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Grand Ballroom

10:10am EST

Track 1—Researching and Writing the Historical Mystery
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Emily Arsenault

Emily Arsenault

Author, THE EVENING SPIDER
Emily Arsenault is the author of THE EVENING SPIDER, WHAT STRANGE CREATURES, MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE, IN SEARCH OF THE ROSE NOTES, and THE BROKEN TEAGLASS. Her first young adult novel, THE LEAF READER, will be released in the summer of 2017. She lives in Shelburne Falls, MA, with her... Read More →
avatar for Toby Ball

Toby Ball

Author, Invisible Streets
Toby Ball is the author of the critically acclaimed City Trilogy and a panelist on the podcast, Crime Writers On... During the day, he is the Business Manager at the Crimes against Children Research Center and the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. He... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Crockett Estevao

Jessica Crockett Estevao

Author, WHISPERS BEYOND THE VEIL, A Change of Fortune Mystery
Jessica Estevao writes the Change of Fortune Mysteries. The first in the series, Whispers Beyond the Veil, will release in September 2016. She loves the beach, mysterious happenings and all things good-naturedly paranormal. While she lives for most of the year in New Hampshire with... Read More →
avatar for Edith Maxwell

Edith Maxwell

Author, DELIVERING THE TRUTH, aka Maddie Day
Author of the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Country Store Mysteries, and the Local Foods Mysteries. A gardener, cook, world traveler, mom, and fourth-generation Californian, Edith lives north of Boston with three cats, a tall handy beau, and more ideas about murder than she'll ever... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 10:10am - 11:00am EST
Grand Ballroom

10:10am EST

Track 2—The Challenges of Writing Multiple Series
Moderators
avatar for Lucy Burdette

Lucy Burdette

Author of KILLER TAKEOUT
Clinical psychologist Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) has published 15 mysteries, including the latest in the Key West food critic series, KILLER TAKEOUT (NAL/Obsidian April 2016.) Her books and stories have been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She's a member... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Corrigan (DA Keeley)

John Corrigan (DA Keeley)

The Peyton Cote, US Border Patrol series, author of Destiny's Pawn (2016)
John R Corrigan has published nine crime novels under his own name and K.A. Delaney and D.A. Keeley. His most recent work, Destiny's Pawn, will be published in June 2016. He is English department chair at Northfield Mount Hermon School and writes a bi-weekly post for Type M for Murder... Read More →
avatar for Liz Mugavero

Liz Mugavero

Author, Pawsitively Organic Mysteries
Liz Mugavero is the author of the Agatha Award-nominated Pawsitively Organic Mysteries Kneading to Die, A Biscuit, A Casket, The Icing on the Corpse and Murder Most Finicky. Custom-Baked Murder, the fifth in the series, will be released in December 2016. As you can imagine, her canine... Read More →
avatar for Diane Vallere

Diane Vallere

Author
After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. MASKING FOR TROUBLE, her fourteenth book, came out in October 2016. Diane is the president of Sisters in Crime. She writes the Samantha Kidd, Madison Night, Costume... Read More →
avatar for Lea Wait

Lea Wait

author
Lea Wait's the Maine author of the Mainely Needlepoint and Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, the most recent of which are DANGLING BY A THREAD and SHADOWS ON A MORNING IN MAINE. She also writes historical fiction for ages 8 and up, the latest of which, UNCERTAIN GLORY, is set... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 10:10am - 11:00am EST
Junior Ballroom

11:20am EST

Track 1—Navigating the New Waters of Publishing
Moderators
avatar for Kate Flora

Kate Flora

Author
Refusing to let herself be “branded” as someone who writes a particular type of mystery, recovering attorney Kate Clark Flora writes strong women mysteries in her Thea Kozak series, police procedurals in her Joe Burgess series, along with true crime and short stories. Her most... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jen Blood

Jen Blood

The Erin Solomon Mysteries, Author
Jen Blood is author of the bestselling Erin Solomon mysteries, awarded independent publishing's prestigious B.R.A.G. Medallion and AI Seal of Excellence, as well as the soon-to-be-released 5-Day Fiction writing guides. In addition to her fiction career, Jen founded and currently runs... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Robert Coffin

Bruce Robert Coffin

Author: AMONG THE SHADOWS
Bruce is a retired detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement, from the Portland, Maine police department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine's largest city. Bruce also spent four years... Read More →
avatar for Dale T. Phillips

Dale T. Phillips

Author, A Certain Slant of Light
I've published over 60 short stories, novels, story collections, poetry, and a non-fiction career book. Stephen King was my writing instructor in college. I've appeared on stage, television, and in an independent feature film. I co-wrote and acted in a short political satire, and... Read More →
avatar for CAROLYN WILKINS

CAROLYN WILKINS

Author of Melody For Murder and Mojo For Murder, The Bertie Bigelow Mystery Series
ABOUT CAROLYN WILKINS Carolyn Wilkins is a Professor of Ensembles at Berklee College of Music and the author of Melody For Murder, the first in a series of murder mysteries featuring Bertie Bigelow, an African American choir director on the South Side of Chicago. Mojo For Murder... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 11:20am - 12:10pm EST
Junior Ballroom

11:20am EST

Track 2—If We Knew Then What We Know Now
Moderators
avatar for Ray Daniel

Ray Daniel

Ray Daniel is an award-winning author of Boston-based crime fiction and is the author of the Tucker Mysteries: TERMINATED, CORRUPTED MEMORY, CHILD NOT FOUND, and HACKED. In its starred reviews of CORRUPTED MEMORY and HACKED, Publisher's weekly has described Daniel's work as "compulsively... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Donna Andrews

Donna Andrews

Donna Andrews is the author of 20 books in the Meg Langslow series from Minotaur, including Die Like an Eagle (August 2016). She currently serves as MWA’s Executive Vice President. When not writing, she gardens with more enthusiasm than skill, pursues her passion for digital photography... Read More →
avatar for Brendan DuBois

Brendan DuBois

Author, BLOOD FOAM
Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of twenty novels and more than 150 short stories. His latest Lewis Cole mystery, STORM CELL, will be published this November. He’s currently working on a series of works with NYT bestselling novelist James Patteson... Read More →
avatar for Hank Phillippi Ryan

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Author, SAY NO MORE
HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, winning 33 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. The bestselling author of eight mysteries, Ryan's also an award-winner in her second profession—now with five Agathas, two Anthonys, two Macavitys... Read More →
avatar for Lea Wait

Lea Wait

author
Lea Wait's the Maine author of the Mainely Needlepoint and Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, the most recent of which are DANGLING BY A THREAD and SHADOWS ON A MORNING IN MAINE. She also writes historical fiction for ages 8 and up, the latest of which, UNCERTAIN GLORY, is set... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 11:20am - 12:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom

3:10pm EST

Track 1—Creating Your Town
Moderators
avatar for Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross

Author, FOGGED INN
Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries, Clammed Up, Boiled Over, Musseled Out and Fogged Inn. Her latest is the holiday novella collection, Eggnog Murder, with Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis. Next up is Iced Under, coming December 27. Barbara blogs with a wonderful... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Connolly

Sheila Connolly

Sheila Connolly, Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated and New York Times bestselling author, writes three mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime, set in Philadelphia, rural Massachusetts, and the Wild West of Ireland. In addition, she writes the Relatively Dead paranormal romance... Read More →
avatar for William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Meier

Leslie Meier

I'm currently working on my 24th Lucy Stone mystery and it's a mystery to me how it all happened. The series began back in 1990 with "Mistletoe Murder," in which Lucy was moonlighting at a country catalog store. Since then her family has grown -- and so has mine, with five grandchildren... Read More →
avatar for Marian McMahon Stanley

Marian McMahon Stanley

The Immaculate, Author
Author of THE IMMACULATE - a recently released Boston-based mystery about the murder of an elderly nun and the unholy alliance that did her in. This is Marian's third career, the first in international business for a Fortune 500 company and the second at a large urban university... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
Junior Ballroom

3:10pm EST

Track 2—Writing Thrillers and Suspense
Moderators
avatar for Steve Ulfelder

Steve Ulfelder

Steve Ulfelder is the Edgar finalist author of the Conway Sax mysteries, including Purgatory Chasm, and co-owner of Flatout Motorsports, a company that builds race cars. He lives in Massachusetts.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder

Author, GUILTY MINDS
Joseph Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous novels, including THE FIXER, SUSPICION, VANISHED, and BURIED SECRETS. Finder's international bestseller KILLER INSTINCT won the International Thriller Writers's Thriller Award for Best Novel. Other bestselling... Read More →
avatar for James Hayman

James Hayman

Author
James Hayman is the New York Times bestselling author of the McCabe/Savage thrillers, set in and around Portland, Maine. James is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan. After graduating from Brown University, he spent more than 35 years as a copywriter and... Read More →
avatar for Carrie H. Johnson

Carrie H. Johnson

Author, Hot Flash, Carrie H. Johnson
Carrie H. Johnson is an author, entrepreneur and educator. Her debut novel, “Hot Flash”, with Kensington Publishing, is the first installment in the Muriel Mabley mystery series. Johnson began her writing career as a journalist and was published in several newspapers including... Read More →
avatar for Susan Strecker

Susan Strecker

Susan Strecker has published two novels with Thomas Dunne Books. Her first book, NIGHT BLINDNESS, was an IndieNext pick. Her second, NOWHERE GIRL, is a mystery thriller that Kirkus Reviews calls "Compulsively readable." Her third and fourth books are finished and she's currently working... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom