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Austin Mystery Writers' Presents: Anatomy of a Mystery Workshop
Saturday, November 9th 9:30AM - 3:30PM
Anatomy of a Mystery Workshop
Have you ever wanted to write crime fiction? Want to learn more about how your favorite authors create those fast-paced plots and complicated characters that manage to keep you up all night reading?
If you love reading crime fiction or want to learn how to write a mystery, this is the event for you!
Balancing Action, Humor and Pacing: In a Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews said Reavis Z. Wortham's debut novel The Rock Hole, is "an unpretentious gem written to the hilt and harrowing in its unpredictablity," and listed it as one of the "Top Mysteries of 2011." The highly-acclaimed Red River series is here to stay as The Right Side of Wrong recently received a Starred Review from the Library Journal that called this third novel "a deceptively meandering tale of family and country life bookended by a dramatic opening and conclusion."
The Nuts & Bolts of Mysteries: Karen MacInerney is the national bestselling author of the Gray Whale Inn mysteries, the Margie Peterson mysteries, and the upcoming Dewberry Farm mysteries, as well as the Tales of an Urban Werewolf trilogy. She founded Austin Mystery Writers ten years ago, when she submitted an ad to the Writers' League of Texas newsletter at two in the morning, and hasn't stopped writing since.
The Craft of Creating Interesting Characters: Janice Hamrick is the author of the award-winning Jocelyn Shore mystery series. Her first novel, Death On Tour , won the MWA/Minotaur First Crime Novel award and was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark and RT Reviewers' Choice awards. In the newest novel, Death Rides Again, Jocelyn visits her family's Texas ranch only to find that a cousin is missing, another has been shot, and opening day at the new racetrack is off to a murderous start. Janice was born in Oklahoma, grew up near Kansas City, and now lives in Austin with more dogs than she cares to admit.