• Nov 14 Mtg: How to Create Suspense with Julia Clark
    We ask you to join us Saturday, November 14, 2pm, for our November meeting. Author Julia Clark on How to Create Suspense Julie Clark will discuss how she approaches writing suspense, and how she uses true crime podcasts to help her generate ideas. She will talk about her process – how she approaches drafting and revision, […]
  • Oct 10 Mtg: The Art of the Short Story with Art Taylor
    Our next meeting is Sat, October 10, 2pm The Art of the Short Mystery Story with Art Taylor Edgar Award winner Art Taylor shares some thoughts on short mystery fiction, touching on character, plot, and the shape of a short story, and welcomes your questions about the challenges you’re facing in writing your own stories. […]
  • Sept Mtg (Online): Sara Sligar on Art, Feminism, and her book Take Me Apart
    We hope you will join us for an online meeting Saturday, Sept 12, 2pm Two great short presentations: Show and Tell:  Local Authors and Favorite Books  (sign up now)We have a couple of slots open for 2 minute presentations on your recently published book in our genres or a “reader’s report” recommending a book or […]
  • Aug Mtg (Online): Ian Ragsdale on Restorative Justice and How to Tell Someone is Lying
    Saturday, Aug 8, 2pm Two great short presentations: Local Authors and Favorite BooksHave you had a mystery/suspense/thriller/true crime book published in the last few months but not presented it to us?  Contact kim@keeline.com to sign up for a 2 minute presentation followed by questions and answers. Have a favorite book in our genres (mystery/suspense/thriller/true crime) that […]
  • July Meeting (Online only): James Keeline on Nancy Drew History and the Formula for Writing
    Two great short presentations: Local AuthorsSeveral local authors will briefly speak about their books and be open to a short q & a session.  Talk with Matt Coyle, Valerie Hansen, Cornelia Feye, and Corey Lynn Fayman–all local authors with books set in California.Write Like Carolyn Keene: The History of Nancy Drew and The Formula For […]
  • June 13, 2020 Mtg: Let’s Plan a Murder
    Anthology Authors for Crossing Borders We will celebrate our recently printed anthology with a few brief segments from some of the authors and time for questions about their stories and their experience. Kathy Krevat on “Let’s Plan a Murder (Mystery)” Join bestselling author Kathy Krevat as she presents how she plots her murder mysteries. Attendees […]