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Saturday, April 29 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mystery Panel

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A lot goes into crafting a mystery novel—clues, red herrings, fascinating characters and a moving plot. This panel of mystery authors will help untangle some of those aspects and guide you on writing a great mystery novel.

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Leslie Budewitz

Mystery Writer
Leslie Budewitz blends her passion for food, great mysteries, and the Northwest in two cozy mystery series, the Spice Shop mysteries, set in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, and the Food Lovers’ Village mysteries, set in NW Montana. As Alicia Beckman, she writes moody suspense, beginning... Read More →
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Robert Crais

Keynote Speaker
Robert Crais is the author of the best-selling Elvis Cole novels. A native of Louisiana, he grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in a blue collar family of oil refinery workers and police officers. He purchased a secondhand paperback of Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister... Read More →
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LS Hawker

LS Hawker is the author of the thrillers THE DROWNING GAME, BODY AND BONE, END OF THE ROAD, and THE THROWAWAYS. THE DROWNING GAME is a USA Today bestseller and finalist in the ITW Thriller Awards in the Best First Novel category. Her novels have been translated into eight languages... Read More →
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Johnny Worthen

JOHNNY WORTHEN is an award-winning, multiple-genre, tie-dye-wearing author, voyager, and damn fine human being! Trained in literary criticism and cultural studies, he writes upmarket fiction, long and short, mentors others where he can, and teaches writing at the University of Utah... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT