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November 14, 2015: Bayou Writers Conference, Lake Charles, LA

October 8-11, 2015: Bouchercon, Raleigh, NC

September 26, 2015: Western Reserve Writers Conference, Willoughby, OH

September 18-20, 2015: Central Coast Writers Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA

Workshops: "How to Write that Script", Unravelling the Mystery of Mysteries" and

"Advanced Social Media for Authors"

September 4-7, 2015: Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA

Workshops:Writing Mysteries & Editing

August 6-9, 2015: Cape Cod Writers Conference, Hyannis, MA

Workshops: "Social Media", "Pitches & Queries" and "50 Editing Mistakes"

June 3-7 2015: Origins, Columbus, OH.

Workshops:Social Media & Editing

May 28-31, 2015: Phoenix Comicon, Phoenix, AZ - Booth 14132

May 16, 2015:Screenwriters of Brevard 3rd Annual Conference, Cocoa Beach, FL

Workshops: "Pitching to the Hollywood Execs" 1-2PM

March 27-28, 2015: Northern Colorado Writers Conference, Ft. Collins, CO

Workshops: "How to Write that Script" and "Crafting a Short Story"

March 16-18, 2015 GAMA Trade Show, Las Vegas, NV

Workshops: "Social Media", Tuesday 1PM

March 12-15, 2015: Left Coast Crime, Portland, OR

"Social Media: What Every Author Needs to Know" Thursday, 1-2PM


November 13-16, 2014: Bouchercon, Long Beach, CA

* "Noir Comes in Many Flavors” - Thursday, 4PM Regency C

(with: Jon Bassoff, Steph Cha, Chris Holm, Robert Lewis, Fuminori Nakamura)

* “Close Enough for Government Work: How Government Agency Associations Add to the Suspense” - Sunday, November 16 8:30AM Regency B/C

(with: Derek Haas, Andrew Grant, Dana Haynes, Harry Hunsicker, Boyd Morrison)

October 24-26, 2014: Whidbey Island Writers Conference, Coupeville, WA

Workshops: Perfecting Your Pitch & Query Letter and How to Get Your Screenplay Noticed in Hollywood; Friday Chat House: Unravelling the Mystery of Mysteries

October 3-4, 2014: University of New Mexico - Gallup Writers Conference, Gallup, NM

"Working with Publishers, Editors and Agents Roundtable" (Friday 10AM), "Screenwriting" (Friday, 11AM), "It's a Mystery" (Saturday, 11:30AM)

This event was canceled by the organizers.

September 26-28, 2014: Convolution, San Francisco, CA (Booth # TBA)

"How did witches, vampires and the walking dead become the in thing" (Friday 4PM), "Where do ideas come from?" (Saturday 2PM), "Shameless self-promotion for writers" (Sunday 12PM), "New Adult, is this a real thing?" (Sunday 2PM)

September 12-13, 2014: League of Utah Writers Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

Workshops: Perfecting Your Pitch and Query (5:00PM Friday) & Unravelling the Mystery of Mysteries (2PM Saturday)

Coaching/consulting sessions will be offered.

August 29-September 1, 2014: Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA

Workshops: The End is the Beginning (pitching and querying your finished work)

August 8-10, 2014: Cape Cod Writers Conference, Hyannis, MA

Workshops: Screenwriting & Short Story Writing

Manuscript evaluations/mentoring sessions will be offered.

June 27-29, 2014: Albuquerque Comic Expo, Albuquerque, NM (Workshops & Booth # TBA)

June 5-8, 2014: Phoenix Comicon, Phoenix, AZ, Booth #2514

Panel: "Cool Things I'm Reading: YA Edition" Sunday, 10:30AM

May 17, 2014: Screenwriters of Brevard 3rd Annual Conference, Cocoa Beach, FL

Workshop: How to Write that Script

May 2-4, 2014: DFW Writers Conference, Dallas, TX

Workshops: How to Write that Script & Dynamic Flash Fiction

Consulting appointments will also be offered.

March 20-23, 2014: Left Coast Crime, Monterey CA

Thursday, 10:45-11:30AM: "Short Story Thursday"

Friday, 4:00-4:45PM: "Social Media: Getting the Word out in Today's Digital Age"

March 14-15, 2014: Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ

Saturday, 11:50AM-2:40PM, Booth #332


October 17-20, 2013: Florida Writers Association Conference, Orlando, FL

Thursday "Perfecting Your Pitch"

Friday, 3:30PM "Publisher/Agent/Editor Panel"

Saturday, 10:40AM "How to Get Your Screenplay Noticed"

Individual coaching/consulting sessions also available.

September 27-29, 2013: WWA Fall Conference, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Saturday, 11:00AM "How to Write That Script"

Saturday, 1:00PM "Perfecting Your Pitch

Individual coaching/consulting sessions also available.

September 21-22, 2013: Bouchercon - Albany, NY (Attending)

September 19-20, 2013: Hampton Roads Writers Conference - Virginia Beach, VA

Thursday, 6:30PM "Perfecting Your Pitch"

Friday: "Social Media for Authors", "From Idea to Big Screen" & "Flash Fiction"

June 21-23, 2013: Albuquerque Comic Expo - Albuquerque, NM (Booth E5)

Saturday, 11:00AM "Plotting a Screenplay"

May 23-26, 2013: Phoenix Comicon - Phoenix, AZ (Booth #2516)

Friday, 1:30PM "It's a Mystery to Me"

Saturday, 10:30AM "The Short and the Shorter of it: The Short Fiction Panel"

Sunday, 10:30 AM "What I'm Reading - Young Adult Edition"

May 10-12, 2013: Southwest Book Fiesta - Albuquerque, NM (Booth #40 unless otherwise indicated)

Friday, 4:00PM Author Reading & Short Story Workshop

Sunday, 10:00AM-1:00PM: Booth #525

March 21-24, 2013: Left Coast Crime - Colorado Springs, CO

Friday, 9:00 AM "It's a Noir Cozy Steampunk Police Procedural!"

Sunday, 10:00 AM "Thrills & Laughs: A Conflict of Interest"

March 9-10, 2013: Tucson Festival of Books - Tucscon, AZ (Booth #153: Sat 11AM-4PM))

January 25-27, 2013: Cocoa Beach Writers Conference - Cocoa Beach, FL (Keynote)


12/14/12-12/16/12 Writers for New Orleans - New Orleans, LA (Attending)

10/4/12-10/7/12 Bouchercon - Cleveland, OH

Friday, 10:15AM Mystery Blogs and Bloggers

6/9/12-6/10/12 Space Coast Screenwriter’s Workshop (Keynote) - Melbourne, FL

5/24/12-5/27/12 Phoenix Comicon - Phoenix, AZ

Friday, 3-4PM ComiCrime, Mystery & Crime at Comicon

Saturday, 10:30-11:30 AM What I’m Reading (YA)

Saturday, 1:30-2:30: Short Fiction/Flash Fiction

5/5/12 - CozyCon - Phoenix, AZ (Attending)

4/27/12-4/29/12 Texas Trail Writers Spring Retreat, Fort Davis, TX

3/29/12-4/01/12 Left Coast Crime 2012 - Sacramento, CA

Saturday 10:15AM The YouTubing of Film: The New Mystery Movie Making

3/10/12-3/11/12 Tucson Festival of Books - Tucson, AZ


10/20/11-10/23/11 10th Annual Florida Writers’ Conference - Lake Mary, FL

10/1/11-10/2/11 Write on the Sound - Edmonds, WA

09/15/11-09/18/11 Bouchercon 2011 - St. Louis, MO

Saturday, 8:30AM Playing Fair with your Readers

09/09/11-09/11/11 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Conference - Denver, CO

06/24/11-06/25/11 Poisoned Pen Conference - Phoenix, AZ (Attending)

05/26/11-05/29/11 Phoenix Comicon - Phoenix, AZ

04/16/11 Learn the Secrets of a Successful Mystery - 10am -Scottsdale Civic Ctr Library, AZ

04/06/11-04/10/11 RT Book Lovers Convention - Los Angeles, CA (Attending)

03/24 - 03/27/11 Left Coast Crime 2011 - Santa Fe, NM

03/19/11 Add Some Mystery to Your Fiction - Arizona Authors Association Spring Writers Circle - 12 - Glendale Foothills Library, AZ

03/11 & 3/12/11 Tucson Festival of Books Sleuth Booth #109


11/06/10 Write Local Expo - Scottsdale AZ

11/13/10 Short Story Workshop @ The Well Red Coyote Sedona AZ

10/13 - 10/17/10 Bouchercon, San Francisco (Attending)

3/11 - 3/14/10 Left Coast Crime 2010 - Los Angeles, CA



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