Are you an emerging novelists with a work in progress? Check out this week-long program: Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp. I’ll be teaching at this program for novelists at the Cedar Valley Center in West Bend, Wis. (May 18-24). I’m coordinating the teaching program and leading a number of sessions. I’ll also be there round-the-clock to work one-on-one with writers on their novels’ specific needs and challenges, not only to develop the work itself but also to discuss viable strategies to see it published in the best way. The best part: SJ Rozan (Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, & Macavity awards) will be author-in-residence! It’s a fantastic chance toRead More →

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been invited as a guest to the 2013 OWFI Conference in Oklahoma City, May 2–4. The Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc. runs one of the best-run and friendliest conferences in the country, bringing together hundreds of writers with experienced editors, agents and authors. For me, it’s a return visit; I’ve been a speaker there a number of times (2003, ’04, 06, and ’07), presenting on topics from developing a sense of place and story techniques in fiction to tips on working with publishers or self-publishing. It’s a talented group of writers that organize this big annual get-together, and they takeRead More →

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