Still Time To Register! Mar07

Still Time To Register!

Register now for Murder and Mayhem in Chicago! Bringing murder and mayhem—the fictional kind—to Chicago. MMC is a one-day event featuring some of Chicago’s top mystery/crime writers and a few of their friends, too. This event is perfect for crime readers and librarians hoping to find new books to read and aspiring crime writers hoping to learn about the mystery community and writing and publishing careers. Saturday, March 17th, 2018 Gillian Flynn and Jeffery Deaver     JD Allen Heather E. Ash Eric Beetner  Raymond Benson  Terri Bischoff  Julia Borcherts Susanna Calkins Tim Chapman  Jamie Freveletti Danny Gardner  Steve Goble...

Murder And Mayhem In Chicago 2017 Mar13

Murder And Mayhem In Chicago 2017

Photos by John Thomas Bychowski This past Saturday was the inaugural Murder and Mayhem in Chicago. It was cold but that did not stop mystery readers and fans from coming downtown for this great event. MMC was held at Roosevelt College and it was a great location. Lots of room, wonderful area for registration and book sales and lovely view East. As a non-Chicago attendee I found getting there very easy. Lori Rader-Day and Dana Kaye did a very nice job of putting together great panels and wrapped up the day with an interview with Sara Paretsky conducted by William Kent Krueger. This culminated with the awarding of the first Sara Paretsky...

Diving Into The Deep End: Finding A Place In The Crime Fiction Family Feb12

Diving Into The Deep End: Finding A Place In The C...

What’s my part of the Crime Fiction Community? It’s a question all writers must ask themselves. It’s less to do with the “brand” of a writer or the genre you choose to write in, and more about deciding how you want to be a part of the group. I said early on my only goal was to be a part of the conversation. I didn’t go into writing with grandiose ideas of being a best seller, or of winning awards or accolades. All I wanted was to be included in the world I admired and to have my work respected as an equal. Since I kicked off my shoes and jumped in the deep end of the Crime Fiction Community I’ve drawn influence from two opposite experiences...