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Chapter meeting Sunday features psychic Karen Jacobson

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. [...]

February 4th, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

MWA Midwest presents Writers Track at Love Is Murder

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 [...]

January 21st, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

A year in mystery writing

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 [...]

January 21st, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

Holiday Party Dec. 8!

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!

December 7th, 2013|Public, Uncategorized|

November meeting features ghost stories

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 [...]

November 9th, 2013|Public, Uncategorized|

October MWA Midwest Meeting is this SATURDAY!

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. [...]

October 14th, 2013|Public, Uncategorized|

Technical difficulties

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!

September 8th, 2013|Public, Uncategorized|

Sunday signing schedule

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 [...]

June 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Saturday signings at Printers Row

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 [...]

June 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

QR codes take your readers to the web

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 [...]

May 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|