Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"Writing your Book… Step by Step" a workshop with Mary Burton

5th Annual Florida Writers Foundation Celebrity Workshop

In this workshop, mega-bestselling author of nineteen novels Mary Burton reveals her real-world secrets to publishing success.

Mary has been dubbed the “Queen of Modern-Day Romantic Suspense,” but her winning approach applies to writing in all genres. Do you write thrillers? Mysteries? Science fiction? Whatever! Good writing is good writing, and this workshop is intended to help you find your voice and achieve your publishing goals.
  • Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • Orlando Marriott Lake Mary {map}
  • 8:30 AM Registration
  • 9 AM - 4 PM Workshop
  • 4 - 5 PM Book Sales & Signing
  • $95 Florida Writers Association Members | $115 Nonmembers


New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Mary Burton is the author of nineteen novels including her latest thriller, The Seventh Victim. Her highly praised books include Before She Dies, Senseless, Merciless, Dying Scream, Dead Ringer and I’m Watching You.

A Richmond native whose family’s roots run as deep as the nation’s, Mary still lives there. She attended Virginia’s Hollins University and began a career in marketing. Eventually, she decided the stories buzzing around her brain really did deserve her attention. She left her job and wrote her first novel, a historical romance published in 2000.

Mary wrote eleven more romance novels and three novellas before embracing the dark world of suspense. She even brought danger to her novella "Christmas Past," which appears in the New York Times bestselling holiday anthology Silver Bells. Her story, "Snow Maiden," was featured in the USA Today bestselling collection A Hero’s Kiss.

Research led her to both the Henrico County Citizens Police Academy and the Richmond FBI Citizen’s Academy as well as Sisters in Crime’s Forensic University program and the Writers Police Academy in Jamestown, North Carolina, where the focus was on undercover work, autopsies, and the theories behind why people kill.

Mary writes full time. When not killing people, she spends time in the kitchen, practices yoga, enjoys her family and her miniature dachshunds, and completes courses toward her Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate at the University of Richmond’s Culinary Arts Program. She has just completed her next novel, No Escape, which will be published in November 2013.

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