Jan 22: John DeDakis on “From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making It Up)

  January 22, 2022  11 am Eastern. (NOTE: This meeting is on the 4th Saturday rather than the usual 3rd Saturday of the month)   The Mavens welcome former White House correspondent and Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Bltzer”, JOHN DEDAKIS. From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start MakingContinue reading “Jan 22: John DeDakis on “From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making It Up)”

October 16, 2021: Terrie Farley Moran

October 16 at 11 am Eastern  Nationally bestselling mystery author Terrie Farley Moran will visit the Mavens to talk about her writing journey, writing solo and with a partner, and her exciting new project of  “writing with” Jessica Fletcher. Join us Saturday, October 16 at 11 am Eastern for a fascinating insight into the life ofContinue reading “October 16, 2021: Terrie Farley Moran”

September 18, 2021 “A Visit from Our Neighbors”

“A Visit from Our Neighbors.” We’re looking forward to meeting the members of MURDER ON ICE, the Western NY chapter of SinC. Join us Sept 18.  Members may sign in at 10:30 for the business meeting.  Everyone is welcomed at 11am for the speakers. You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Sep 18, 2021Continue reading “September 18, 2021 “A Visit from Our Neighbors””

August 21, 2021: Laurie Lowenstein on Research for Mystery Writers

August 21 at 11 am Eastern  Laurie Loewenstein will present a workshop on Research for Mystery Writers. Topics will include finding accurate information both on and offline on settings, dress, social norms, and mystery-specific research. Laurie is on the fiction faculty of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.,Continue reading “August 21, 2021: Laurie Lowenstein on Research for Mystery Writers”

June 19, 2021: Connie Berry and Grace Topping

JUNE 19 at 11 am Eastern –  Join mystery writers Connie Berry, author of the Kate Hamilton Mysteries set in England, and Grace Topping, creator of the Laura Bishop Mystery series, as they talk about their writing journeys, their writing styles and processes, and their series. This free, virtual conversation will be followed by a Q &Continue reading “June 19, 2021: Connie Berry and Grace Topping”

UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR MEETINGS

Please join us on the following dates: May — NO MEETING June 19, 2021: Connie Berry and Grace Topping July — NO MEETING August 21, 2021: Laurie Lowenstein on Research for Mystery Writers Sept 18 — “A Visit from Our Neighbors.” We’re looking forward to meeting the members of MURDER ON ICE, the Western NYContinue reading “UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR MEETINGS”

April 17, 2021: Sleuths & Sidekicks

APRIL 17 AT 11:00AM Eastern – REGISTER BELOW  (JOIN US AT 10:30 for BUSINESS MEETING) “Sleuths & Sidekicks” is an interactive virtual event featuring the authors of four mystery series: The Batavia-on-Hudson Mysteries, The Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries, The Maggie White Mysteries and The Southern California Mysteries A great mystery series is about moreContinue reading “April 17, 2021: Sleuths & Sidekicks”

Red Herrings and the Moonwalking Bear  with Annette Dashofy: Sept 2020

Red Herrings and the Moonwalking Bear :  Sept 19 2020 This fun and interactive workshop offers tips and tricks to create a puzzle that will keep your reader guessing until the end. From red herrings (suspects with motive) to the moonwalking bear (misdirection and hiding in plain sight), you’ll learn to craft a mystery toContinue reading “Red Herrings and the Moonwalking Bear  with Annette Dashofy: Sept 2020”