Saturday, April 24, 2010

Inkspot News - April 24, 2010

Join several Midnight Ink authors at the Malice Domestic conference in Arlington, VA. Panels run from April 30 to May 2.

Special note: MInker Lisa Bork is a nominee for an Agatha for Best First Novel.

MInkers in order of appearance:

Friday, April 30 @ 10:00 a.m. - Malice-Go-Round with authors Beth Groundwater, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Deborah Sharp, Joanna Campbell Slan, and Jennifer Stanley

Saturday, May 1 @ 9:00 a.m. - Beth Groundwater and Deborah Sharp on the panel: "Into the Wild: Mysteries Set in the Great Outdoors"

Saturday, May 1 @ 10:20 a.m. - Sue Ann Jaffarian on the panel: "New to Woo: Traditional Authors Who've Begun Paranormal Series" and Alan Orloff and Kathleen Ernst on the panel: "Culture Clash: Race and Ethnicity in Mysteries"

Saturday, May 1 @ 1:30 p.m. - G.M. Malliet on the panel: "Golden Inspiration: How Golden Age Mysteries Influence Contemporary Authors"

Saturday, May 1 @ 2:50 p.m. - Elizabeth Spann Craig on the panel: "Senior Sleuths versus Middle-Aged Meddlers and Crime-Cracking Kids: How Age Impacts the Story."

Sunday, May 2 @ 9:00 a.m. - Joanna Campbell Slan on the panel: "The Art of Distraction: Using Red Herrings" and Jennifer Stanley on the panel: "No Rug Burns Here: Mysteries with Good Clean Murder"

After the conference, several MInkers will journey to Oakmont, PA for the Mystery Lovers Bookshop's Festival of Mystery on Monday, May 3 at 4:00 p.m. See Beth Groundwater, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Alan Orloff,
Deborah Sharp, and Joanna Campbell Slan there!

For aspiring writers and those looking for refresher courses on the basics, Beginning Writer Workshops is an online series of monthly workshops offer by multi-published authors Dianne Drake and Lois Winston. Beginning May 3rd, Lois will be offering TOP TEN REASONS A MANUSCRIPT IS REJECTED. If you’re interested, learn more at

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