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Writers' Conferences & Book Festivals, 2016

JANUARY

Jan. 16-23: Writers in Paradise conference, St. Petersburg, Florida
http://writersinparadise.eckerd.edu/

Jan. 22-24: San Diego State University Writers’ Conference, San Diego Marriott, Mission Valley
http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/wc

Jan. 24-30: Todos Santos Writers Workshop, Todos Santos, Baja Mexico
www.todossantoswritersworkshop.com

FEBRUARY

Feb. 10-14: San Miguel Writers' Conference and Literary Festival, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org

Feb. 11-14: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, Georgia
http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

Feb. 11-15: San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco, California
www.SFWriters.org

Feb. 19-21: Galiano Literary Festival, Galiano Island, BC, Canada
galianoliteraryfestival.com

Feb. 20: Atlanta Writing Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia
http://atlantawritingworkshop.com/

Feb. 20: Birmingham Local Authors Expo and Book Fair, Birmingham, Alabama
http://www.bham.lib.al.us/programs/LocalAuthors/

Feb. 25-28: Left Coast Crime’s annual mystery convention in Phoenix, Arizona
http://www.leftcoastcrime2016.com/

Feb. 25-28: Sleuthfest, Deerfield Beach, Florida
http://sleuthfest.com/

Feb. 26-28: Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference, Van Nuys, California
www.wcwriters.com/da

MARCH

March 5: Writing Festival, Wordcrafters in Eugene Writers’ Conference, Eugene, Oregon
http://wordcraftersineugene.org/conference/

March 5: The Augusta Literary Festival, Augusta, Georgia
http://www.augustaliteraryfestival.org/

March 12: Florida Authors & Publishers Spring Conference, Orlando, Florida
https://fpa.memberclicks.net/spring-conference

March 12-13: The Dahlonega Book Festival, Dahlonega, Georgia
http://dahlonegaliteraryfestival.wordpress.com/

March 12-16: The Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, Arizona
http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

March 16-20: The Algonkian Novel Retreat, Sterling, Virginia
algonkianconferences.com/AlgonkianWriterRetreat

March 25: Tampa Writers Conference, Tampa, Florida
http://floridawritingworkshops.com/

March 26: Fort Lauderdale Conference for Writers, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
http://floridawritingworkshops.com/

March 30 | April 2: AWP Writers’ Conference and Bookfair, Los Angeles, California
http://awpwriter.org/conference/

APRIL

April 7-9: The Write Stuff writers’ conference, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
www.glvwg.org

April 8: Writing by Writers Workshop at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
www.writingxwriters.org

April 8-9: IBPA Publishing University, Salt Lake City, Utah
http://ibpapublishinguniversity.com/index.html

April 8-9: North Texas Book Festival, Denton, Texas
www.ntbf.org

April 8-9: Maine Crime Wave, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, Portland, Maine
http://mainewriters.org/2016-maine-crime-wave

April 8-10: Okanagan Valley Writers’ Festival, Penticton, BC, Canada
http://okanaganvalleywritersfestival.com/

April 8-10: Word of South Festival of Literature and Music, Tallahassee, Florida
http://www.wordofsouthfestival.com/about/

April 12-17: Romantic Times Book Lovers’ Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.rtconvention.com

April 14-17: Arkansas Literary Festival. Little Rock, Arkansas
http://www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org/

April 15-17: Pikes Peak Writers’ Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado
http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/ppwc/

April 15-17: Story Circle Network Women’s Writing Conference, Austin, Texas
http://www.storycircle.org/Conference/

April 15-17: Writer’s Institute, Madison, Wisconsin
https://uwwritersinstitute.wisc.edu/

April 23: Alabama Book Festival, Montgomery, Alabama
http://www.alabamabookfestival.org/

April 23-24: DFW Writers Conference, Fort Worth Convention Center, Texas
http://www.dfwcon.org

April 28-30: 2016—Las Vegas Writers Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
www.lasvegaswritersconference.com

April 29 | May 1: Malice Domestic, annual mystery fan convention, in Bethesda, Maryland
www.malicedomestic.org

April 29 | May 1: Grub Street’s “Muse and the Marketplace” Conference, Boston, Massachusetts
https://www.grubstreet.org/muse/

April 29 | May 1: Chanticleer Authors Conference, Bellingham, Washington
www.chantireviews.com

April 30 | May 1: Ontario Writers Conference, Ajax, Ontario, Canada
http://thewritersconference.com/

Get It While It's Hot

I gave KILLING SUMMER a new look, and then kept this mystery novel in Amazon's KDP Select/KU program.

The 5-Day Free Event begins today.

Tagline:
Blackmailed for murder, unable to prove his innocence, a man involves a small town sheriff in his plan for revenge.

Synopsis:
On a hot night in July a young woman named Summer is murdered. She’ll be found one month later by two roofers, her lifeless eyes staring at the moldy interior of a rundown tool shed. The men responsible for her being there are two unlikely partners in crime, each with something to prove. One is the cowardly son of a decorated police officer. The other is a bully with a violent history. High on drugs and alcohol, neither knows who dealt the deathblow.

Fearing a confrontation, one of them agrees to pay the other for his vow of silence. But as time goes by, a hard life takes its toll on him. In order to put an end to the blackmail he’d have to take a risk. A risk that could easily backfire. Driven by hate and anger, he writes an anonymous letter to the sheriff recounting that killing summer.

KILLING SUMMER
They weren't there to hand-fish.

What's Happening

My trilogy, Backwoods Justice, a small town murder mystery, is available on 24Symbols.

CAPTIVITY — A sheriff tracks a psychopath targeting members of a retired mariner’s family. (Still available for Free)

BETRAYAL — A reporter furthers his budding career as a crime scene photographer by filming new construction being set ablaze by his older brother, who has a dark secret of his own.

PAYBACK — Deadly game of geocaching goes awry when hidden clues to the whereabouts of a kidnapped victim are swept away in a flash flood.

Featuring Sheriff Joshua Wolfe of KILLING SUMMER.

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I intend to unpublish all thirteen books in the Bad Mojo series, reduce them to just two books, change the titles, and then make them available only on Amazon for a limited time.

Rested and raring to go, I'm even more determined to write my way out of my day job. So, I am spending more time writing this year, less time worrying about sales, and less time with social media.

Cheers

2-week Winter Hiatus

Writing

I have several projects lined up for 2016.

That's all I have to say, for now.

Cheers

New Release

A BACKWOODS JUSTICE MYSTERY SET is now available.

iBooks | Nook | Kobo

CAPTIVITY
A small-town sheriff tracks a psychopath targeting members of a retired mariner’s family.

BETRAYAL
A reporter furthers his budding career as a crime scene photographer by filming new construction being set ablaze by his older brother, who has a dark secret of his own.

PAYBACK
A deadly game of geocaching goes awry when hidden clues to the whereabouts of a kidnapped victim are swept away in a flash flood.

Interwoven novels of mystery, murder, and suspense.