Jessika Hazelton (Troy Book Makers) and Self Publishing

Jessika Hazelton (manager/author liaison/graphic designer) has been described as “only peaceful when she reads.” A lifelong lover of books and reading (and cats, though that’s not strictly pertinent), she received her BFA in writing and publishing from Emerson College. She hoped to someday find a job at least sort of book related; instead, she hit the …

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Author Jeri Westerson

 Zoom ONLYZoom Link Below 10:30am Business Meeting (members only) 11:15am Speaker (all welcome) Los Angeles native JERI WESTERSON is the author of fifteen Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mysteries, a series nominated for thirteen awards from the Agatha to the Shamus. Jeri currently writes a Tudor series called the King’s Fool Mysteries, and a Sherlockian series …

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Writing Multiple Series Panel

Business meeting for members only at 10:30 am EasternPanel at 11:15 am Eastern. Hybrid: Library & Zoom Bethlehem Library,  451 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054 Zoom Link Below Join us for an informative discussion on “Writing Multiple Series.” Panelists Catherine Bruns, Marni Graff, and Amy Patricia Meade will chat about their works and offer tips …

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Luci Zahray, The Poison Lady

A program not to be missed! Zoom only - Link Below 10:30am Business Meeting (members only) 11:15am Speaker (all welcome) The Mavens of Mayhem are thrilled to host Luci Zahray aka The Poison Lady. Luci  will talk about...poisons. Luci Zahray is a retired pharmacist with a master’s degree in toxicology from Texas A&M. She has …

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Holiday Party

JULY 15, 2023Holiday Party at the Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For members and guests only.  An in-person event! 451 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054

Short Story Workshop with Art Taylor

Long Story Short: Efficiency, Economy, Focus Short stories are short—but do less words really mean less effort? Ironically, economy and efficiency are sometimes achieved only by extra focus on craft. Edgar Award-winning short story writer Art Taylor will draw on three very short stories—each less than 1000 words—to explore how writers shift their efforts toward character, plot, …

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The Foundations of Plot

February 17, 2024 at 11:15 a.m. Eastern On Zoom only. 10:30am Business Meeting (members only) 11:15am Speaker (all welcome) Credit Mark Perlstein Elena Hartwell Taylor, fiction and nonfiction writer, will present a workshop: The Foundations of Plot, about writing a successful mystery plot. Elena Hartwell/Taylor is the author of mysteries and guidebooks on writing. The Eddie …

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