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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|

Printers Row Lit Fest June 8-9

We have lots of MWA Midwest programming planned for this year's Printers Row Lit Fest. Join us! Saturday, June 8th 12:30 p.m.  Mystery panel: Michael A. Black, Julie Hyzy, Clare O'Donohue, moderated by Lori Rader Day 2 p.m.  Flash Fiction  presented by Mystery Writers of America (60 minutes) Sara Paretsky, Barbara D'Amato and Raymond Benson [...]

May 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Love Is Murder Mystery Track and MWAM Chapter Meeting

Love is Murder is this weekend, and MWA is there too. On Friday, we're sponsoring a writers track in room Pollack A Noon to 1 pm: Pitching to agents and publishers with Jamie Freveletti, Robert Goldsborough and Shane Gericke 1 pm to 2 pm: Character Development with William Kent Krueger 2 to 3 pm: Writing [...]

January 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Holiday Party this Sunday!

This Sunday at 1 pm at Centuries and Sleuths in River Forest, join us for our annual MWA Midwest Holiday Party! With special guest Max Allan Collins! Lunch will be served. RSVP to mwamidwest@gmail.com

December 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Intellectual property and you

This Sunday, November 11th, meeting will feature Rejean Morgan, intellectual property attorney. Morgan is the principal of AbrahamMorgan, a law firm in Lake Forest, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. Rejean’s practice is focused on patent, trademark, copyright, publishing, and contract law. While in law school, Rejean received the BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual [...]

November 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Publishing with Kickstarter

UPDATE: Unfortunately our guest was ill that Sunday. We'll be seeking to reschedule her early next year. What's it like to publish a book using funds from a crowdsourcing site like Kickstarter? C. Spike Trotman - who ran not one but two successful kickstarter campaigns, will be at Centuries and Sleuths, 7419 Madison St. In [...]

October 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Join MWA Midwest writers at SinCC event!

SinCC and Schaumburg Township District Library presents ... WRITERS' WORKSHOP DAY four sessions taught by Sisters in Crime [AND MWAMidwest] published authors Saturday, October 13 10:30 am - 4:30 pm at Schaumburg Township District Library 130 South Roselle Road , Schaumburg , IL 60193 SCHEDULE (65 minute sessions): 10:30-10:35   Welcome/Intro 10:35-11:40   CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS - [...]

October 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Next meeting: Meet a forensic psychologist

What does a forensic psychologist do? Come meet Dr. William "Kip" Hillman, a board-certified forensic psychologist. Dr. Hillman is a board-certified forensic psychologist in Chicago. He does forensic assessments, consultations, and testimony in fitness to stand trial, insanity, substance abuse, coerced confessions, psychological autopsies, and risk for violence, including sexual violence. His range of experience [...]

September 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|