Looking for a little magic for your next mystery? Psychic Karen Jacobson will share stories from her work and tips on how to incorporate mystics, tarot readers, or psychics into your stories at this Sunday’s MWA Midwest chapter meeting. We meet at NOON at Love Is Murder (The Hotel Intercontinental, Rosemont, 5300 River Road). Rev. [...]
At the mystery and romance writers conference Love Is Murder, February 7-9, Mystery Writers of America-Midwest Chapter offers The Writer's Track, a nuts and bolts approach to the most important and perplexing questions of a writer's career. From writing great dialogue and character, to the realities of the best seller list, and all the myths [...]
At this month's chapter meeting, several early career writers asked about conferences for the genre. Here's what the year in mystery writing looks like for 2014: Love Is Murder, Rosemont, IL, Feb. 7-9, 2014 Left Coast Crime: Calamari Crime, Monterey, CA, March 20-23, 2014 Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MA, May 2-4, 2014 Book Expo America, New [...]
Sunday, December 8, is our annual Holiday Lunch. Members and their guests only this time, please. 1 p.m. at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St, Forest Park, IL. Lunch from Jimmy's Place is included. See you there!
Our November chapter meeting has a special, spooky guest... Adam Selzer is the author of the new GHOSTS OF CHICAGO book from Llewellyn worldwide. It's his attempt to figure out what we really know and how we know it regarding various Chicago ghost stories—he solved a mystery or two along the way. He's also the [...]
Our October MWA Midwest chapter meeting is a shared event with our partners in crime, Sisters in Crime Chicagoland! Meet Hank Phillippi Ryan and hear how to use TV tricks to write novels. Hank's a great friend of ours, and a great speaker. REGISTER to join us this SATURDAY, Oct. 19. Also note the location. [...]
Unfortunately we're having some connectivity issues, so we won't be able so stream today's meeting. However, look for our meeting report in the next Clues!
10-11:45 David Walker Jack Fredrickson Robert Goldsborough Susanna Calkins Clare O'Donohue Erin Hart Libby Hellmann Noon-1:45 Julie Hyzy Michael Black Diane Piron-Gelman Tim Chapman Frances McNamara J. Michael Major Molly MacRae 2-3:45 Helen Osterman Lydia Ponczak Laura Caldwell Susan Froetschel Nancy J Parra Raymond Benson Luisa Buehler 4-5:45 Michele May Luisa Buehler Diane Piron-Gelman Susan [...]
Saturday signing schedule 10-11:45 David Walker Erin Hart Frances McNamara Jack Fredrickson Jennie Spallone Helen Osterman Lydia Ponczak Noon-1:45 Joelle Charbonneau Diane Piron-Gelman J. Michael Major Linda Tsoutsouris (Kate Collins) Susan Froetschel Luisa Buehler Molly MacRae 2-3:45 Clare O'Donohue Brian D'Amato Julie Hyzy Michael Black Libby Hellmann Robert Goldsborough Bryan Gruley 4-5:45 Raymond Benson Barbara [...]
Making QR codes When scanned by smart phones or tablets equipped with cameras and the proper app, these handy little images can connect people immediately with any webpage. You can have one for your website. If you have a free story to give away, you can send people right to the page that they can [...]